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Letters Of Credence Presented To The King Of Spain

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Ethiopia's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Spain, Ambassador Nega Tsegaye, resident in Paris, presented his Letters of Credence to His Majesty, King Felipe VI of the Kingdom of Spain, at the Royal Palace on Wednesday (March 11). Following tradition, the Ambassador travelled from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' headquarters at Santa Cruz to the Palace in a horse and carriage, and was welcomed by members of the Royal Guard who also provided the band for the national anthem of Ethiopia.

At an audience with the King, attended by José Manuel Garcià-Margallo, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the King warmly recalled his visit to Ethiopia in January this year and said he wished to see a closer bilateral relationship between the kingdom of Spain and Ethiopia. The discussion covered economic, political, and social developments in Ethiopia and Ambassador Nega briefed the King of investment opportunities in Ethiopia and the role that Ethiopia, as chair of IGAD, was playing in bringing peace and stability to the Horn of Africa region.

He assured the King that he would work to strengthen the existing cordial relationship between the two countries. During his stay in Spain, Ambassador Nega also held discussions on bilateral and multilateral issues with the General Director for of Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Manuel Gomez-Acebo; the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Ambassador Victor Lima, Ambassador of Angola; and Monsignor Fratini, Apostolic Nuncio to Spain.