Ethiopian president accredits Angolan ambassador

Addis Ababa – The Ethiopian president Sahle Work Zewde on Thursday in Addis Ababa accredited the new ambassador of the Republic of Angola to Ethiopia, Francisco Jose da Cruz.

The diplomat, who is also the Permanent Representative of Angola to the African Union (AU) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), had already presented credential letters to the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat.

In the same ceremony, the president of Ethiopia has accredited the new ambassadors from Japan, Namibia, Australia, Brazil, Botswana, the United Arab Emirates, Great Britain, Chile, and Latvia (Latvia) reads a note from the Embassy of Angola to Ethiopia.

Francisco Jose da Cruz is the sixth Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Angola to the Federal and Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, after Luis Jose de Almeida (1989-1993), Toko Diakenga SerAPound o (1993-1998), Miguel Gaspar Fernandes (1999-2004), Manuel Domingos Augusto (2005-2010), Arcanjo Maria do Nascimento (2011-2018).

The diplomat was born in northern Malanje province, on November 8, 1955. He headed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mirex) Directorate of Europe, from 2016 to January 2019, also Directorate of America (2014-2016), the Office of Studies and Analysis 2012- 2014), and was a consultant to the Minister of Social Assistance and Reinsertion (2009-2011).

He holds a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Strayer University in Washington, DC – USA, Bachelor of Chemistry, Essex County College, and Newark, NJ – USA.

He speaks Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.

Source: Angola Press News Agency