Seyoum  Mesfin

Seyoum Mesfin

Ethiopia's Ambassador to China; Former Minister for Foreign Affairs; Deputy Chairperson of the TPLF; Executive Member of the EPRDF; Chairman of Ethiopian Airlines

Date of Birth: 25/01/1949
Place of Birth: Tigray province

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Vol 56 N0 1


Not a popularity contest

Former Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin is expected to remain the regional Inter-Governmental Authority on Development’s chief mediator in South Sudan...

Vol 55 N0 10


The end of the beginning

Even Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn who, with Ambassador Seyoum Mesfin, led the mediation team from the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), looked cautious...

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Vol 55 N0 9


Calling time on the killing

Led by Ethiopia's former Foreign Minister, Seyoum Mesfin, and South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa, the officials urged Riek to respect January's truce and rein in his forces, and their allies such as the White Army...

Vol 55 N0 1


The state cracks

Ethiopia is more circumspect, lending former Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin to mediate on behalf of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development...

Vol 54 N0 7


‘With the thoughts of Meles’

The one exception was Tigray, where four of the nine members of the TPLF Politburo retired, among them political heavyweights and veterans of the armed struggle Seyoum Mesfin, ex-Foreign Affairs Minister and current Ambassador to Beijing; Berhane Gebrechristos, State Minister in the Foreign Ministry and formerly Ambassador to the European Union and the United States; and Arkebe Uqbay, the respected former Mayor of Addis Ababa...

Vol 52 N0 3


A five-year exit plan

A first big change is the retirement of Seyoum Mesfin after 19 years as Foreign Minister and his appointment as Ambassador to China, showing the importance Ethiopia attaches to that connection...

Vol 51 N0 18


The new guard steps up

Information Bereket Simon and Foreign Seyoum Mesfin have stepped down as members of Parliament...

Vol 51 N0 10


Opposing Issayas

Chairman Woldeyesus, Mesfin and Adhanom met Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi (6 March), Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin (18 March) and other officials...

Vol 51 N0 6


More troops for Mogadishu

The witnesses were Ethiopia’s Foreign Minister, Seyoum Mesfin; Gabon’s Jean Ping, Chairperson of the African Union Commission; Ambassador Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the United Nations Secretary General’s Special Representative for Somalia; plus representatives of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development Partners’ Forum and the League of Arab States...

Vol 51 N0 1


Dry times for a quick election

Others who may not object to being dropped include Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin and the head of the Government Communications Agency, Bereket Simon...

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