Passing away of Ambassador Joachim Schmidt

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It is with deep grief and sorrow that the German Embassy Addis Ababa must announce the passing away of H.E. Joachim Schmidt, German Ambassador to Ethiopia and to the African Union. Ambassador Schmidt had started his tour of duty in Addis Ababa in July 2014.

Joachim Schmidt had previously been German Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, to Serbia and prior to coming to Addis Abeba he had been Head of the German Foreign Service Academy in the rank of Ambassador.

Members of the public and officials were invited to sign a condolence book at the residence of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Addis Ababa, between 14 and 16 June.