Meles Alem, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Addis Ababa, September 6, 2018 – The government is set to establish a Diaspora Agency to enhance the all-round participations of Ethiopian Diaspora.
Meles Alem, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), said the decision to set up the agency is a proof for the special attention attached for the Diaspora community by the government of Ethiopia.
The agency would help coordinate the ever increasing needs of the Diaspora community to engage in development activities of their country of birth, he added.
According to the Spokesperson, Ethiopian Diaspora remittance currently reached 5 billion US dollars. It was only 130 million US dollars 15 years ago.