The Ambassador

Ambassador Reta Alemu Nega
Ambassador, Plenipotentiary, and, Extraordinary, Special Envoy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the State of Israel.

Ambassador, Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary, Special Envoy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the State of Israel Ambassador Reta Alemu Nega has served as Minister, and Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington, D.C. Prior to this, Ambassador Reta served as Director General for International Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2011-2015. Ambassador Reta was posted at the Permanent Mission of Ethiopia to the United Nations in New York where he was a Minister Counselor (for Political and Legal Affairs). He served as Legal Adviser at Foreign Ministry for 20 years and, before that, he was a Legal Adviser at the Ministry of Trade and Industry for 10 years. Ambassador Reta has represented his country at various international intergovernmental organs including the UN General Assembly Sessions and the African Union. He has been working in a wide range of matters involving international law, international arbitration, and trans-boundary issues. Ambassador Reta speaks and writes on topics related to public international law and dispute resolution. Ambassador Reta studied Law and graduated in July 1989 from Addis Ababa University, Faculty of Law where he also taught public international law, as adjunct lecturer for seven years. Ambassador Reta completed his post graduate studies in International Law in The Hague at the Institute of International Studies in 1998. Ambassador Reta Alemu Nega also obtained a Master’s Degree in comparative and international law (LL.M) from George Washington University Law School in May 2018. He is married and has two children.

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