Ali Sulaiman Mohamed, commissioner of the Ethiopian Federal Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, has a new job as Ethiopia’s ambassador to France. He would also be a non-resident ambassador to Spain, Portugal, and Tunisia. At the same time, Ambassador Ali will serve as the Permanent delegate to UNESCO.
The nominations committee, led by Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu announced the appointment of Ali last week, saying Ali has the necessary experience for the position, even though he is not Francophone. The appointment has been approved by the government, Ethiopia Observer has learnt.
Ali will replace Nega Tsegaye, who served as Ethiopia’s diplomat to France since 2013.
Ali has been in charge of the anti-corruption agency since 2005 and before that, he worked in politics at the Amhara regional state, including as president of the high court.
Ethiopia and France established their diplomatic relations as early as 1897, according to the ministry of foreign affairs website.