Ethiopia named Taye Atskeselassie as envoy to the United Nations, replacing Tekeda Alemu (PhD), the long-standing veteran diplomat.
Taye is a prominent diplomat who served as Egyptian Ambassador to Egypt for about a year and a half and as State Secretary of Foreign Affairs together with Regassa Kefale until December 2016.
Prior to becoming secretary of state, Taye served as Director General of American Affairs at the Department. He was also an expert in international cooperation at the former Science & Technology Commission of Ethiopia. In 1993 he was appointed member of the Ethiopian constitutional editorial board by Ethiopia's transitional government.
Taye holds a BA in Political Science and International Relations from Addis Ababa University and an MA in Strategic Studies & International Relations from the University of Lancaster in England.