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SLU alumni has been appointed as the new ambassador for Ethiopia to Sweden

Published: 14 February 2018

H.E. Merga Bekana Gonfa was elected as the Ethiopian Ambassador to Sweden during a solemn hearing at the Stockholm Palace on 25 January.

He graduated with a PhD in clinical endocrinology at SLU in 1996 and was the Dean at the Department of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture at Addis Ababa University for the last seven years.

SLU has invited the new ambassador for a visit. The date of the visit will be published in SLU's calendar.


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