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Ethiopia celebrates Cultural Diplomacy Day

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Addis Ababa, January 12, 2019 (FBC) –Ethiopian Cultural Diplomacy Day, an event that aims to promote Ethiopia’s cultural and historical assets to the international community, has been celebrated today.

African Ambassadors, diplomats and African Union (AU) Commissioners attended the celebration held at Entoto and Yaya Village, Haile’s Athletics Museum.

Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu and State Minister Mrs. Hirut Zemene led the attendees and invited guests on today’s Culture Tour event.

Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh said, “I’m delighted to be here. We’re celebrating this colorful Cultural Day at this beautiful scenery as one family gathering; this might be the first but surely not the last one.”

He further added “such events will make our African brothers and sisters feel more at home.”

Ethiopian Cultural Diplomacy Day also anticipates to invite the resident diplomatic and international community to similar programs in the future.

The event aims to build positive images of Ethiopia with a view to promoting Ethiopia’s cultural and historical assets to the international community.

The capital Addis Ababa is one of the world’s largest diplomatic hub,hosting the seat of the African Union and other international organizations.

Ethiopian Cultural Diplomacy Day is hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tourism Ethiopia, Culture and Tourism Bureau of Addis Ababa and other stakeholders.