South Africa and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE) established formal diplomatic relations in 1994.
Consequently the SA Embassy was established in Addis Ababa in August 1994, with SA’s first Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary to Ethiopia (and also accredited to the OAU), Amb. WAW Nhlapo, presenting Credentials to the Ethiopian President on 8 February 1995.
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