Ambassador Birtukan Ayano Dadi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Canada presented her letters of credence to His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on Tuesday January 28, 2014 at Rideau Hall.
On the occasion, H.E. Ambassador Birtukan and the Governor General had the opportunity to discuss the longstanding relation and friendship that the peoples and governments of the two countries enjoy and vowed to further strengthen it in the years to come.
The Governor General remarked that Canadian mining companies have identified Ethiopia as having great investment potential. H. E. Ambassador Birtukan noted that Ethiopia has made poverty reduction and sustainable development the core of its economic growth policy. She pointed out that she would work to improve trade and investment ties between the two countries. She took the opportunity to thank the people and government of Canada for their unreserved support to Ethiopia.
Ethiopia reopened its Embassy in Ottawa on November 1, 2013 after three years of closure of its embassy in Ottawa during which time it conducted its relations through its Consulte General office in Toronto.