Ethiopian diplomat: PM Abiy Ahmed ‘misquoted’ on Kenya embassy closure

Uhuru in Ethiopia

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed are pictured at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa on June 8, 2021.

Photo credit: PSCU

What you need to know:

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

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.

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