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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF ETHIOPIA PRESENTS CREDENTIALS TO ACTING DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF UNOG

By UNITED NATIONS
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GENEVA, Switzerland, March 6, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Negash Kebret Botora, the new Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented his credentials to Michael Møller, the Acting Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Prior to his appointment to Geneva, Mr. Botora had been serving as Director General for international organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia. He was Director General for the African Directorate General at the Ministry from 2009 and 2011. He served as Ambassador and Acting Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations in New York from 2006 to 2009. He also served as Ambassador of Ethiopia to Israel from 2002 to 2006, and concurrently as non-resident Ambassador to Greece and to the Holy See from 2003 to 2006. He served at the Ethiopian Permanent Mission in Geneva from 1990 to 1993 and from 1984 to 1987.

A career diplomat, Mr. Botora has held various positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, including as Chief of Staff of the Foreign Minister from 1993 to 1996. His foreign posts include New Delhi from 2000 to 2002 and Stockholm from 1987 to 1990. He has represented Ethiopia in numerous regional, international and United Nations conferences.

Mr. Botora has a B.A. in political science and government studies from Addis Ababa University (1977); an M.A in international relations from Webster University in Geneva (1986); and a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Stockholm (1988). He was born in 1953 in Addis Ababa and is married with two children.