This official blog of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia is meant to provide an additional discussion platform for diplomats, officials, writers, scholars and academics to engage in dialogue and share views on issues relevant to Ethiopia and Ethiopian Foreign pPolicy. As a corollary to this objective, the blog has a purpose of fostering the culture of writing and debating on foreign policy issues more importantly among young diplomats. The blog, thus, being a convenient platform, diplomats in particular are encouraged to write on foreign policy issues of relevance to Ethiopia and contribute to the overall effort in promoting Ethiopia’s foreign policy goals. Contributions published under this blog are published under the name of the author who remains responsible for their contents. Blog posts represent only those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.