Ambassador Girma Asmerom Presents Credentials to UN Secretary General

Ambassador Girma Asmerom of Eritrea
Ambassador Girma Asmerom of Eritrea

By UN Press Release,

THE new Permanent Representative of Eritrea to the United Nations, Girma Asmerom Tesfay, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

From 2011 until his latest appointment, Mr. Girma was his country’s Ambassador to the African Union. He served in Brussels as Ambassador to the European Union between 2007 and 2011, with concurrent accreditation to Belgium.

Mr Tesfay was Director General of the Americas and International Organizations at Eritrea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Asmara from 2006 to 2007.

He served as Ambassador to the United States and Canada between 2001 and 2006, and as Ambassador to South Africa from 1999 to 2001, with non-resident accreditation to Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia and Madagascar. Between 1997 and 1999, he was Ambassador to Ethiopia, the Organization of African Unity and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. 

He also held several positions within the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Information and Culture between 1991 and 1996.

Mr. Tesfay holds a Master of Arts in international relations from the American University School of International Service, and a Bachelor of Arts in government from Bowdoin College, both in the United States.

Born in Eritrea on December 10 1949, Mr. Tesfay is married.

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ኣምባሰደር ግርማ ኣስመሮም ወረቐት ስርሑ ንዋና ጸሓፊ ባን ኪሙን ኣረኪቡ


ኣምባሳደር ግርማ ኣስመሮም ምስ ዋና ጸሓፊ ባን ኪሙን
ኣምባሳደር ግርማ ኣስመሮም ምስ ዋና ጸሓፊ ባን ኪሙን

By Eritrean Mission,

ኣምባሳደር ግርም ኣስመሮም፡ ከም ቀዋሚ ወኪል ሃገረ ኤርትራ ኣብ ውዱብ ሕቡራት ሃገራት ብምዃን፡ ረቡዕ 23 ሚያዝያ ንዋና – ጸሓፊ ባን ኪሙን ናይ ስራሕ ወረቐቱ ኣረኪቡ።

ኣብ’ቲ ርክብ፡ ኣምባሳደር ኣስመሮምን ዋና – ጸሓፊ ባን ኪሙንን ብሓባር ኣብ ዞባዊን ክልተኣዊን ዝምድናታት ተመያይጦም። ቀጻሊ ርክባት ብምክያድ ነቲ ሓባራዊ ዘተ ብሰፊሑ ክዘራረብሉ ተረዳዲኦም።

ብተወሳኺ፡ ኣምባሳደር ግርማ ኣስመሮም፡ ሰናይ ምንዮት ዝሓዘለ መልእኽቲ ፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ኣፈወርቂ ናብ ዋና ጸሓፊ ባን ኪሙን ኣብጺሑ።

ሚስተር ባንኪ ሙን ብወገኑ ንኤርትራ ናይ ምብጻሕ መደብ ከምዘለዎ ድሕሪ ምግላጽ፡ ንፕረዚደንት ኢሳያስ ሰላምታ ከብጽሓሉ ን ኣምባሳደር ግርማ ተማሕጺኑ።

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  • Lalimba

    Welcome Ambassador Girma and wish you all the best in the misterious dealings of the UN! No matter what Eritrea will always remain free and independent.

  • diplomat

    Ambassador Girma is an experienced diplomat who has had high profile posts. I am sure he will represent Eritrea very well at the UN. We wish him all the best!

  • Cortsey of Theo Haile:

    Additional brief bio of Ambassador Girma Asmerom:

    Born in Eritrea and raised in Ethiopia, Amb. Girma is 64 years old.

    1968 – He was a talented footballer as a young man and in 1968 he travelled to Mexico as a member of the Ethiopian Olympic National Soccer Team.

    1974 – He earned a master's degree in international affairs from Washington's American University.

    1977 – He joined the EPLF & headed the EPLF's Amharic-language Dmxi Hafash and was eventually put in charge of information at the EPLF's Department of Foreign Relations and fought for the independence of Eritrea until our glorious victory. Since then he has been serving his country as a foreign diplomat on various ambassadorial capacities.


  • happy

    That's a great job of selection from our govt. the right person in the right post.

  • Ambassador Girma Asmerom, is very humble and Sharpe Diplomat. I wish him a success in caring his duty.

  • Eritrawit

    Ambassador Girma Asmerom wishing you the best ..

  • noah

    ambassader Girma asmerom is a very nice diplomat i wishing all the best

  • Tesfai

    With the UN " nice, cordial, and pleasantries" do not work. A wolf coated in a sheep skin is mostly successful. I hope our new Ambassodor realizes how US Susan Rice passed resolution 1907 on Dec. 23,2009. We all were preparing to celebrate X-Mas and the vecious M. Zenawi and S.Rice were fabricating their lies filled sanctions against Eritrea. Let our new Ambassador learn from this experience and play ball. The UN is an untrustworthy entity and we Eritreans have proof of it from the 1950z. Be in your top shape mental shape, Sir!

  • together

    could bring new face to the job and give others a chance to serve the nation in this capacity instead of keep rotating the same people over and over for the same job for life.

    • Lemlem

      Unfortunately you run away,instead sticking with the program and become the next leader. You have no one to blame ,but your selfish ideology.

  • Bellih

    Waoh what a curricula…Mr. Girma..good luck for your job..

  • Hidat