The Ethiopian ambassador to Kenya Meles Alem Tekea says the mission in Kenya will not be closed.
Tekea says it is in line with Ethiopia’s foreign policy on regional integration.
According to Nation Media Group, Tekea now says Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was being hypothetical when he issued the statement on the closure of the Kenyan Embassy to save costs.
The Prime Minister was being hypothetical,the truth is that the embassy will not be closed.he said.
Further, the embassy later sent a statement terming the report that the mission in Kenya was among those to be closed as “false and wild guess”.
Ethiopia’s neighboring countries such as Kenya remain a priority to the Ethiopian foreign policyhe said .
On Monday, in a briefing with the Ethiopian lawmakers on PM Abiy stated that Ethiopia will shut down several embassies to manage costs.
As well as have most diplomats work as non-resident ambassadors to their countries of accreditation.
Nevertheless, he cited Kenya as one of the 30 embassies set to face closure.