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Ethiopia and Qatar restore diplomatic ties


October 23, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) - Ethiopia and Qatar have agreed to open diplomatic relations after both been at odds for more than four years, according to Ethiopian press.

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Ethiopia cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in 2008, accusing the Gulf Arab state of playing a destructive role in Ethiopia and in other parts of the East African region.
Addis Ababa particularly accused Doha of supporting terrorism and extremism in Somalia, where Ethiopian troops were battling Al-Qaida linked Islamic radical groups.
Qatar’s continued support to Eritrea, with which Ethiopia fought over disputed boundary in 1998-2000, was also another factor that led to severed ties.

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Ambassador Dina Mufti, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, said the agreement to renew the long broken diplomatic relation between the countries was reached after long process of dialogue.
“We expect Qatar to send their new Ambassador to Addis Ababa this month” he said.
He added that currently preparations are underway to reopen the Ethiopian Embassy in Doha and the Qatari Embassy in Addis Ababa.

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The full restorations of diplomatic ties will allow the two countries to resume economic, trade and business ties. It will also ease visa processing for applicants in both countries who want to travel or work in the respective nations. 

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  • 24 October 2012 07:55, by Asmera

    It is very good idea, but Qatar should respect our region’s diginity.

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  • 24 October 2012 16:52, by Wolleyewu

    The Tigre gov is kneeling down to Arabs inorder to sell the fertile lands of Ethiopia in the name of Investment. If it trully had been terrerism which leads them to serious diplomatic feud.What improvement is seen to reactivate diplomatic ties. For that matter everything TPLF/Tigre gov is saying is rubbish and full of lies.No body trust Tigre for ever.

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    • 25 October 2012 07:17, by Asmera

      Hi Woloyew,
      How stiuped mind do you have? Please cut and throw your head away from yourself. You better to die rather than having such a stuiped mind which is refelected in your words

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    • 25 October 2012 11:26, by henok

      You ugly senile. I know very well why you are crying here day in day out. You were member of the facist Derg the people of Tigray fought and dismantled in their 17 years of armed struggle. You must be 75 by now. die die there in your in your fugitive country. Even your body will not get a place in the blessed country of Ethiopia. You senile old man. haha

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      • 25 October 2012 13:00, by Asmera

        Hi Henok,
        You are absolutly right!!!
        This Wolloyew, is not real Ethiopian, may be he is from somwhere else. His mind is so stuipd and dirty
        God Bless Ethiopia and Ethiopian Leaders

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  • 26 October 2012 13:23, by Wolleyewu

    ’Tigre wede Mekele Nibretu wed Kebele’ Is that slogan of Derg you idiot Tigrians?That is true voices of the sons and daughters of Ethiopia accross the country.The Derg regime is gone once and for all so why you always stick with it on every occasion as a scapegoat for the failurity of Woyane. Woyane/Tigre is devoide of national interest & patriotism.They are just bunch of looters and destitutl ppl

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