His Excellency, Dr Mulatu Teshome was elected President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on October 7, 2013 by the joint session of the House of People’s Representatives and the House of Federation.
Dr Mulatu was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Republic of Turkey, and simultaneously accredited as nonresident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Georgia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Republic of Tajikistan during March 2006 – October 2013. His Excellency Dr Mulatu was the Speaker of the House of Federation during October 2002 – October 2005, which is the second Chamber of the Federal Government.
Prior to his service as elected Speaker of the House of Federation, he was Minister of Agriculture (2001-2002) and Vice Minister at the Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation, very well known as: MEDAC (1995-2001).
With his rich global exposure in economic diplomacy and professional experiences capacities, he was in charge of bilateral and multilateral international economic cooperation, and led Ethiopian delegation to various regional and global platforms. Dr Mulatu was Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the People’s Republic of China (1994-1995), to Japan (1992-1994); and nonresident Ambassador to Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Australia and the Philippines.
Born on January 29, 1957 in Wollega, Ethiopia, Dr Mulatu is fluent in Afan Oromo, Amharic, English, Chinese, and a bit of French. He obtained B.A. Degree in 1982 in Political Economy and Philosophy, LLM Degree in International Law in 1988, and a PhD in 1991 from Peking University. After the completion of his PhD course works at Peking University, he went to the U.S.A. for further professional studies in international relations between 1988-1990. He was at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (administered by Harvard University and Tufts University) and acquired the prestigious MALD Degree (Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy) in May 1990.
His Excellency Dr. Mulatu Teshome has earned high reputation and credibility in promoting Ethiopia for international trade and investment by the people and government of Ethiopia in particular and was praised by the international business community for his encouraging words and policy guidance in general.
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