HARGEISA – The President of Somaliland congratulated Sahle-Work Zewde, on her election as the first female president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
“On behalf of the Republic of Somaliland, I congratulate Zewde on her election as the President of the Federal Republic of Ethiopia,” President Bihi tweeted on Friday.
“I look forward to bolstering the bilateral relations between the two nations,” Bihi added in his tweet.
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— Muse Bihi Abdi (@musebiihi) October 26, 2018
President Bihi also congratulated Ethiopia on electing its first female President, in a separate press release issued by the President’s communications office.
Sahleworq was a career diplomat for Ethiopia and served as an ambassador to Djibouti and France.
She was also a senior staff member for the United Nations based in Nairobi and has recently been stationed in Addis Abeba. She resigned from her job at the United Nations this week ahead of her appointment.
She is the fourth president of Ethiopia since the constitutional order was installed in the mid-1990s.
She replaces Mulatu Teshome (PhD), who has tendered his resignation following his four-year stint as president.
Sources: Addis Fortune