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Workneh Gebeyehu

Minister of Foreign Affairs


His Excellency Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu was born on the 16th of July 1968 in Shashemene, Ethiopian Empire and has been serving as minister of foreign affairs to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia since 2016.

Gebeyehu completed his bachelor degree in political science and international relations at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia in 1991. In 2006 he completed his master degree in International Relations from the same university. In 2016 Dr. Gebeyehu was awarded his PhD from the University of South Africa in criminal justice and political science. Gebeyehu served as Federal Commissioner in Ethiopia between 1991 and 2000. In 2001 he was appointed General of the Ethiopian Federal Police Department and stayed there until 2012. Between 2012 and 2016 he worked as minister of transport to the federal government and in 2016 he was appointed minister of foreign affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of the Ethiopia.