Ethiopia kufunga Ubalozi wao Kenya. Kwa sasa Kenya watahudumiwa na Ubalozi wa Dar es salaam

cordoba

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Uhasiano wa Tz na Ethiopia wazidi kuimarika na sasa dar ndio hub for international relations.

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Ethiopia on Monday announced plans to cut the number of embassies it has in other countries by at least half in a bid to save costs.

In a briefing to Ethiopian lawmakers, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the country will shut down several embassies, including one in Kenya, to manage costs, with most diplomats working as non-resident ambassadors.

“Ethiopia shouldn’t have 60 or so embassies and consulates in the present moment. Instead of throwing US dollars everywhere … at least 30 of the embassies should be closed. The ambassadors should instead be here,” he said.

He said the Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya, for example, could be based in Addis Ababa and only make field trips to meet with officials, while following events in Nairobi through the media.

"The Ethiopian ambassador in Kenya probably meets the foreign minister once a year or in two years," he said.

Abiy stressed the need for the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to undergo serious reforms.

"With the current situation Ethiopia is in, the country doesn't need to have as many as 60 or so embassies and consulates," he said.

Instead of hiring drivers, the Prime Minister further said, government ministers will be required to drive themselves.

“What we want is a person who gets wet in the mud and runs while reforming the country,” he said.

Impact of conflict

Following the conflict in Tigray, the Ethiopian government’s resources are overstretched.

Last week, it halted the offensive on the Tigray People’s Liberation Front after the war’s costs started affecting the country’s economy.

Addis Ababa admitted that the country had lost about $2.3 billion since the conflict in the Tigray region erupted in November 2020.

This cost did not factor in military spending, lost livelihoods, civilian deaths or injuries as well as hours of economic productivity lost as civilians fled danger.

‘Right decision’

Abiy said the withdrawal of the country's defense forces from Tigray was the right decision.

He explained that among reasons for the government's decision were economic and Covid-19 pressures.

"We have national projects to complete," he told MPs at Monday's session, at which the House approved a draft budget of 561.7 billion birr ($12.83 billion) for the next fiscal year.

Although diplomatic establishments are expensive, it is not clear how much money Ethiopia intends to save by closing embassies.

The question is whether the closure of as many as 30 Ethiopian embassies have a significant impact on Ethiopia's age-old diplomatic relations with countries, including Kenya.

Source: Ethiopia will close Kenya embassy to save money
 

Consultant

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sababu ya kufunga ubalozi wao Nairobi? I thought Ethiopia wako karibu na Kenya na kuna ubalozi wa Ethiopia Tanzania kweli?
Wanabana matumizi maana vita ya ndani kwa ndani imewaathiri.

Lakini pia Wakenya na Waethiopia wanaingia na kutoka Kenya/Ethiopia bila visa. Unaingia kama kwako tu vile
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cordoba

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sababu ya kufunga ubalozi wao Nairobi? I thought Ethiopia wako karibu na Kenya!? BTW kuna ubalozi wa Ethiopia Tanzania kweli?
Mbna tanzania ipo karibu na Zambia , Mozambique,,malawi,lakini wao hawaja funga balazo zao hapa nchini , so proximity is not an issues
 

Geza Ulole

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Ethiopian Embassy in Kenya Among 30 to Be Closed​


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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in Addis Ababa in 2018.

5 JULY 2021
The Nation (Nairobi)
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

Ethiopia on Monday announced plans to cut the number of embassies it has in other countries by at least half in a bid to save costs.

In a briefing to Ethiopian lawmakers, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said the country will shut down several embassies, including one in Kenya, to manage costs, with most diplomats working as non-resident ambassadors.

"Ethiopia shouldn't have 60 or so embassies and consulates in the present moment. Instead of throwing US dollars everywhere ... at least 30 of the embassies should be closed. The ambassadors should instead be here," he said.

He said the Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya, for example, could be based in Addis Ababa and only make field trips to meet with officials, while following events in Nairobi through the media.

"The Ethiopian ambassador in Kenya probably meets the foreign minister once a year or in two years" he said.

Abiy stressed the need for the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to undergo serious reforms.

"With the current situation Ethiopia is in, the country doesn't need to have as many as 60 or so embassies and consulates," he said.

Instead of hiring drivers, the Prime Minister further said, government ministers will be required to drive themselves.

"What we want is a person who gets wet in the mud and runs while reforming the country," he said.


Impact of conflict

Following the conflict in Tigray, the Ethiopian government's resources are overstretched.

Last week, it halted the offensive on the Tigray People's Liberation Front after the war's costs started affecting the country's economy.

Addis Ababa admitted that the country had lost about $2.3 billion since the conflict in the Tigray region erupted in November 2020.

This cost did not factor in military spending, lost livelihoods, civilian deaths or injuries as well as hours of economic productivity lost as civilians fled danger.

'Right decision'
Abiy said the withdrawal of the country's defense forces from Tigray was the right decision.

He explained that among reasons for the government's decision were economic and Covid-19 pressures.

"We have national projects to complete," he told MPs at Mondays session, at which the House approved a draft budget of 561.7 billion birr ($12.83 billion) for the next fiscal year.

Although diplomatic establishments are expensive, it is not clear how much money Ethiopia intends to save by closing embassies.

The question is whether the closure of as many as 30 Ethiopian embassies have a significant impact on Ethiopia's age-old diplomatic relations with countries including Kenya.

 

Teargas

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Uhasiano wa Tz na Ethiopia wazidi kuimarika na sasa dar ndio hub for international relations
You are a fool, before opening a thread here make sure you understand what you want people to discuss. So ati unatunfungulia uzi wakati hujui hata hiyo topic inaongelea nini.
 

Geza Ulole

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You are a fool, before opening a thread here make sure you understand what you want people to discuss. So ati unatunfungulia uzi wakati hujui hata hiyo topic inaongelea nini.
swali ni ubalozi wa Ethiopia kenya upo au umefungwa?
 

pingli-nywee

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Imeandikwa kwenye taarifa uliotupia humu wewe mwenyewe, "....He said the Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya, for example, could be based in Addis Ababa and only make field trips to meet with officials, while following events in Nairobi through the media..." Kiingereza na watz ni kama paka na maji, tafuteni mkalimani bana na muache usumbufu.
 

MK254

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Imeandikwa kwenye taarifa uliotupia humu wewe mwenyewe, "....He said the Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya, for example, could be based in Addis Ababa and only make field trips to meet with officials, while following events in Nairobi through the media..." Kiingereza na watz ni kama paka na maji, tafuteni mkalimani bana na muache usumbufu.

Halafu mleta uzi hujinadi sana anavyofahamu kingereza....hehehe
 

MK254

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Sema pia Ethiopia au Wahabeshi watafute namna ya kusuluhisha maugomvi yao, maana hatutaki tena vurugu kama za Somalia ukanda huu, vita huchelewesha sana maendeleo, imekua desturi ya raia wa Ethipia kukamatwa kwenye makontena wakizamia kwenye nchi za watu.
 

swakid

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Pole yao sana Wahabesh kwa kukosa fedha za kuendesha Balozi zao...
Ningetamani hata Tanzania tofollow suit. Nadhani balozi zingewekwa kwenye nchi yenye mahusiano makubwa n nchi yangu na nchi itakayokuwa inayahusa maisha ya nchi n wananchi wangu moja kwa moja. Priorities
 

simplemind

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swali ni ubalozi wa Ethiopia kenya upo au umefungwa?
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The Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya now says Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was being hypothetical when he said the embassy in Kenya was among those to be shut down to save costs.

Meles Alem Tekea said the mission in Kenya will not be closed, in line with his country’s foreign policy on regional integration.

“The Prime Minister was being hypothetical. The truth is that the embassy will not be closed. It is a very clear policy that our neighbours are priority in our foreign policy,” he told the Nation on phone on Tuesday.

Later, the embassy sent a statement terming the report that the mission in Kenya was among those to be closed as “false and wild guess”.

“The Nairobi mission will not be closed. Ethiopia’s neighbouring countries such as Kenya remains a priority to the Ethiopian foreign policy.”
 

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