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Vol 4 (AAC) No 3

Published 1st January 2011


Ethiopia

Seyoum Mesfin

Ambassador to China

With his January appointment as Ambassador to China, Seyoum Mesfin steps back from the day-to-day battles in Addis politics. He will, however, maintain a central role in his country’s relations with Beijing, which is an increasingly important ally. Seyoum was among those senior figures who resigned in 2010, making way for a new generation of politicians under the unshakeable Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF)Chairman, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

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