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Official Inauguration of Headquarters of Ethiopian Embassy in Algeria


Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and the Ethiopian minister of Foreign Affairs Workneh Gebeyehu officially inaugurated, Thursday, the headquarters of the embassy of Ethiopia in Algeria.

In a ceremony to which was invited the representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Algeria, along with various figures, Lamamra said that the absence of an Ethiopian embassy in Algeria has not been an “obstacle” for “rapprochement” between the two countries, recalling the existence of an Algerian diplomatic representation to Addis Ababa  for more than 40 years.

Considering the relations between the two countries “very exceptional,” he said that Algeria along with Ethiopia, “are a driving force of development in Africa.”

He added that he had “the privilege” of taking part, a year earlier, in the discussions between the Heads of State of both countries in which the latter decided, in addition to the issue of opening the embassy, to make the partnership between the two countries “an example to follow” at the continental level.

While dubbing the new diplomatic representation of his country “historic” for the relationship between the two countries, the Ethiopian Foreign Affairs minister underlined that his country “attaches great importance to the strategic and long-standing relations with Algeria,” recalling the strategic partnership linking the two sides since 2013.