Ethiopia opens way for embassy construction in Dodoma

DODOMA: TANZANIA has commended the government of Ethiopia for making history in its capital city, Dodoma, by being the first country to construct embassy offices and diplomat’s residential buildings calling upon other countries to follow suit.

Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Ambassador Mbarouk Nassor Mbarouk, extended the compliments to State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Birtukan Ayano as they laid a foundation stone for the construction on behalf of their respective governments at a ceremony held on Friday in Dodoma.

“Laying of the foundation stone is a clear testament of the strengthened diplomatic cooperation between Tanzania and Ethiopia, which dates back to the time of the founding fathers of the two nations, the late Mwalimu Julius Nyerere, and the late Haile Selassie,” said Ambassador Mbarouk.

Ambassador Mbarouk emphasized the importance of promoting trade between the two countries, noting that the current level of trade does not reflect the good relations between the two nations.

For his part, Ms Ayano stated that the laying of the foundation stone symbolizes the strong cooperation between the two countries and the Ethiopian government’s sincere commitment to further strengthen it, particularly in the areas of trade and investment.

The foundation stone-laying ceremony was also attended by the Dodoma Regional Commissioner, Rosemary Senyamule, who assured the diplomatic community that Dodoma is ready to receive and acquaint them, with social infrastructure including water, education, health, and transportation being continuously developed and improved by the government.

Other leaders in attendance included Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliament, and Coordination), Ummy Nderiananga, Vice Chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Security, Vincent Mbogo, Deputy Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Ambassador Said Mussa, the Dodoma City Council Mayor, Prof Davis Mwamfupe, and other senior government officials.

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