Ambassador Teshome presents Credentials to King of the Netherlands

Teshome Toga

The Hague, 05 March 2014 – Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands, Teshome Toga, was received at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague where he presented his letters of credence to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

During the ceremony, King Willem-Alexander and Ambassador Teshome discussed issues of bilateral relations between the two countries. King Willem-Alexander of the Kingdom of the Netherlands mentioned his visit to Ethiopia in the past and positively evaluated the current state of development in Ethiopia and confirmed his intention to further develop the existing relationship between the two countries.

Ambassador Teshome on his part thanked the Kingdom of the Netherlands for the fruitful cooperation in the investment and higher education sectors and informed the King of the existing robust investment opportunities and the sound policies that are geared to develop and support a strong private sector.  Ambassador Teshome further briefed the King on the role Ethiopia is playing, as chair of IGAD, to bring peace and stability to the Horn of African region.

Ethiopia and the Netherlands enjoy fruitful bilateral relations demonstrated in continuous and growing Economic engagements.  As Ethiopia continues to champion a sustainable and growing economy, it is keen to see the Dutch investment to focus on the many opportunities available in various sectors in Ethiopia.

Upon arrival at the Palace, Ambassador Teshome, accompanied by Minister Counsellor Teferi Melesse, was invited to inspect the Guard of Honour at the Palace before passing the gate guards of the Royal Military Police brigade of The Hague for his credential presentation.

During his stay in The Hague, Ambassador Teshome held discussions with higher officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.

Ambassador Teshome Toga is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Kingdom of Belgium, with accreditation to the Kingdom of Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.