Ethiopia: AU mourns German Ambassador to African Union and Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learnt with profound sadness the passing away of the German Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union, Joachim Schmidt.

The death was announced on 12 June, 2017, according to the media outlet of the African Union (AU).

It said that the Chairperson of the AU Commission "expresses his sincere condolences to the family of the late Ambassador Joachim Schmidt. He also addresses same to the Chancellor, Angela Merkel, the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Germany".

The AU Commission Chairperson also commended the remarkable contribution of the late German diplomat in strengthening the relationship between Germany and the African Union.

Joachim Schmidt began his tour of duty in Ethiopia and the AU in July 2014. Prior to that, he had been German Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia. He had also been head of the German Foreign Service Academy.
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