Diaspora Agency Goes Operational

March 2 , 2019


Diaspora Agency Goes Operational

The newly formed Ethiopian Diaspora Agency kicked off operations last Friday, March 1, 2019, prioritizing the task of putting in place a system that will enable the government to identify the exact number of Ethiopian diaspora living abroad. The Agency, which operates under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was formed a couple of months ago and has been undergoing a structural process. Official launching of the Agency was held last Friday at Sheraton Addis Hotel. The Agency has 53 employees and works with the consulate offices and Ethiopian embassies. The previous bureaucratic system and unsuitable environment for the diaspora will be addressed by the new agency, according to Selamawit Dawit, director of the Agency.


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