Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Zenebu Tadesse Woldetsasik presented her credentials to President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at the Presidential Palace in Valletta.
During the ceremony, the President of Malta and the Ambassador discussed bilateral relations.
Ambassador Zenebu Tadesse Woldetsasik, head of the Ethiopian diplomatic mission in Rome, joined the mission in February of 2017. She is accredited to Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia and is also a Permanent Representative to Rome-based UN agencies WFP, IFAD and FAO.
She served as Minister of Women and Children between 2015 and 2016 and as Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs between October 2010 and November 2015, where she was actively involved in the realisation of women’s empowerment, women’s and children rights as well as the participation of youth in political, economic and social arenas of the country. As a State Minister of Labour and Social Affairs between October 2005 and October 2010, she led the institution in its significant role in improving social welfare and formulating the country’s labour legislation and policy.
She was a member of the Federal House of Peoples’ Representatives of Ethiopia between September 2010 and September 2016. She was also a member of the Executive Committee for the Economic Sector of the Amhara National Regional State between October 2000 and June 2001, with a responsibility to assist and advise the Bureau of Trade, Industry and Transport. The Ambassador earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Punjab University in India, and a Master of Arts in Organisational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University in the United States.
She is divorced and has two children.