Premier appoints General Seare Mekonnen as Chief of Staff of National Defense Force of Ethiopia

Addis Ababa(kalitimes)– Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed today appointed General Seare Mekonen as the new Chief of Staff of the National Defense Force of Ethiopia effective today.

He will replace General Samora Yunis, who retired today.

“The nation will be forever grateful to General Samora for his distinguished services,” Fitsum Arega, Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s office  Said by His tweeter paged.

He was awarded Ethiopia’s highest military honor. General Samora served the military for the past 42 years.

The Premier also decided to restore stars and full ranks to Major General Alemeshet Degfe and Brigadier General Asaminew Tsgie.

The two Generals were stripped of their stars and ranks in the past but will now retire with their full pension.

Also Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed today appointed General Adem Mohammed as Director General of National Intelligence and Security Services effective today. According to a statement issued by office of the Prime Minister, his appointment took into account his work experience. While also Former speaker of House peoples represent Mr abadula gemeda and Former ambassador of America to Ethiopia Ambassador Girma birrus those have had worked long term in government institutions retired.



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