Nation warmly welcomes new WHO Director General elect Dr. Tedros

Addis Ababa, May 27, 2017 (FBC) – Foreign Affairs State Minister, Hirut Zemene, warmly welcomed the Director General-elect of World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport this morning.

Ambassadors and delegates from Ethiopian public diplomacy team, including Minister of Health, Prof. Yifru Berhan, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam joined the welcoming ceremony.

On the occasion, Hirut said “The Foreign Ministry expresses its deep gratitude and thanks the international community, in particular, our African Union and African Ambassadors for the support rendered to worlds hero Dr. Tedros.”

Prof. Yifru Berhan for his part said ‘Dr. Tedros’ achievement encourages and is a model to the youth of the continent, Africa’.

Dr Tedros for his part reiterating the unwavering support shown by the people and government of Ethiopia; the African Union and the People of Africa; said ‘I thank you all’.

The unity shown by Africa during the campaign drew more supports from the international community, he added.

Source: MoFA

Posted by Amare Asrat