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Seyoum  Mesfin
Ethiopia

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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Troubled road to liberalism

It included some of its most senior members, such as founding member Seyoum Mesfin, as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs Berhane Gebrechristos; the former President of Tigray Regional State and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, Tsegaye Berhe; and the former Mayor of Addis Ababa, Arkebe Oqubay Metiku, now a Prime Ministerial Special Advisor...

Some senior party members, including Seyoum Mesfin (TPLF), the Ambassador to China, and Bereket Simon (ANDM) and Abay Tsehaye (TPLF), both prime ministerial advisors, felt Metekakat was not implemented properly in 2013...


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...


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...


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...

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The state cracks

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


‘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...


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...


Seyoum Mesfin

With his January appointment as Ambassador to China, Seyoum Mesfin steps back from the day-to-day battles in Addis politics...


The new guard steps up

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


Opposing Issayas

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


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