President Akufo-Addo Congratulates New Ethiopian President

Accra, Oct. 26, GNA – President Nana Addo
Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Friday sent a congratulatory message to the newly elected
Ethiopia leader, Sahle-Work Zewde, which took place on Thursday, October 25,

She was elected President following the
resignation on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, of Ethiopia’s former head, Mulatu
Teshome, and a week after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a cabinet
half-full of women.

President Akufo-Addo in his message to
Sahle-Work Zewde, indicated that “your election has cemented your place not
only in the history of Ethiopia, where you have become your nation’s first
female President, but also in Africa, as, currently, you are the continent’s
only female Head of State.”

“For me, your election is just a reward for
the many years you have spent serving your country as a diplomat to several
African countries, as head of the peace-building efforts that took place in the
Central African Republic, as a respected Ethiopian diplomat to the African
Union and the United Nations, and as an activist helping to bridge the gap of
gender inequality in Ethiopia and Africa.” 

The President was optimistic that the
Ethiopian leader’s term of office would be marked by the growing empowerment of
Ethiopia, as well as by the delivery of progress and prosperity to the
Ethiopian people.

“It is also my overriding hope that
Ghanaian-Ethiopian relations, which have, over the years, been based on a
shared agenda of development, solidarity, progress and prosperity, will grow
from strength to strength under your tenure,” he added.


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