Ethiopian FM receives Brazilian football legend Ronaldinho

Addis Ababa, April 14, 2018 (FBC) - Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu received Brazilian football legend, Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (aka Ronaldiinho Gaúcho) in his office today.

Dr. Workneh warmly welcomed Ronaldinho to "Ethiopia, the birthplace of humankind", and noted that “sports diplomacy is one important element of contemporary diplomacy.”

He added that sports bring people of all color and religion together, thus serving as a powerful platform to forge unity.

While expressing that he himself is a big fan to Ronaldinho, Minister Dr Workneh said, “Brazil is home to football legends as Ethiopia is also best known for its legendary long-distance athletes.”

The Brazilian football legend, Ronaldinho, on his part expressed his keenness to know more about Ethiopia as this was his first trip to Addis.

Ronaldiinho called on Ethiopian footballers to work hard in a bid to shine in major international tournaments and thereby make their country a source of football champions.

Source: MoFA

Posted by Amare Asrat