Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned today one of its diplomat from Ankara to investigate an alleged incident of drunk driving that involved collision and accident.
The statement from the ministry partly reads “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia has summoned an Ethiopian diplomat who was assigned at the Ethiopian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey following his alleged misconduct occurred over the weekend,” cited Chinese news source, Xhinua.
Tesfakiros Hailu Gebremariam, attache in Ethiopian embassy in Ankara reportedly refused to cooperate with Ankara police after the incident and rather tried to threaten police officers that the matter will “start war”, as cited by Ethiopian Satellite Television, between Ethiopia and Turkey.
Xinhua also reported that the diplomat was “involved in a car accident on same occasion, after his car hit another car and caused it to collide with a taxi, an incident that injured one person”
Ministry of Foreign Affairs vowed to deal with the matter with “no tolerance” and the minister, Dr Worqneh Gebeyehu, reportedly ordered the formation of an inquiry committee.
Tesfakiros Hailu Gebremariam is said to be back in in the country to appear before the committee established by Foreign Affairs Ministry.
Turkey has a strong economic and cultural presence and cordial relation with Ethiopia. Former Ambassador to Turkey, current president of the country, Dr Teshome Mulatu, was invited to Ankara for an official visit and received warm reception by president Edrogan.
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