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Ethiopia to cut number of embassies and consulates by half : PM

Ethiopia plans to cut the number of embassies it has in foreign countries by around half, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Monday.

Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed said Ethiopia wants to halve its embassies and consulates around the world.
He briefed members of the House on the current situation in the country.
“Ethiopia has more than 60 embassies and consulates around the world,” he said.
He said the consulate officials should work for the betterment of their country and reform work should be done.
He said the closure of 30 embassies and consulates next September will create a way for the existing force to operate at home.
He said it would be better for the next government to pay attention to this.
He said there are many Ethiopians in the world who work for their country and it is necessary to use them properly.

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