Home News News Slider Politics Profile ረቡዕ, ጃንዩወሪ 11th, 2017 An interview with Dr. Fitigu Tadesse (Part 2) Arefayné Fantahun 2 months ago 4 Comments dr-fitigu-received-at-vatican-1977 Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Nothing available in Amharic Related Topics: Ahadu Sabure, Dr. Tesfaye Gebreezgi., Haile Fida, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Ketema Yifru, Prime Minister Endalkachew Mekonnen, Yodit Fitigu, Zewde Reta Author Arefayné Fantahun Up Next ዶክተር መረራ ጉዲና በጥሩ ጤንነት ላይ እንደሚገኙ ጠበቃቸው ገለጹ Prev Post ሀገራችን ታላቅ የእውቀት አባት አጣች ፤ የእዝራ እጅጉ ማስታወሻ Next post ዶክተር መረራ ጉዲና በጥሩ ጤንነት ላይ እንደሚገኙ ጠበቃቸው ገለጹ Related Posts ቁምነገርና ጨዋታ በትውስታ አበበ ወርቁ ከአምባሳደር መንግስቴ ደስታ ጋር ያደረጉት ቆይታ By Arefayné Fantahun 3 days ago የአክሊሉ ሃብተወልድ፤ 105ኛ አመት By Ezra Ejigu 2 weeks ago ዶክተር መረራ ጉዲና በጥሩ ጤንነት ላይ እንደሚገኙ ጠበቃቸው ገለጹ By Other News Sources 1 month ago ሀገራችን ታላቅ የእውቀት አባት አጣች ፤ የእዝራ እጅጉ ማስታወሻ By Ezra Ejigu 3 months ago ብርሃኑ ዘሪሁን-የአራት ኪሎው የሥነ ፅሁፍ አድባር By Other News Sources 3 months ago ዮዲት እምሩ- የመጀመሪያዋ ኢትዮጵያዊት አምባሳደር By Arefayné Fantahun 4 months ago 4 Discussion to this post Alem says: 2 months ago Aref, this is quite a story. It has to be rendered into Amharic. Will you be asking Dr. Fitigu if he has plans to write his biography? Or may be Yodit should go ahead and do it 🙂 Thanks. Reply Admin says: 2 months ago Thanks Alem. Of course, i did ask him if he was planning to write his biography but what he told me was that he was not planning to do that but at some point he started writing the diplomatic history of Ethiopia which he has not completed for lack of time. I hope you he will find the time to complete it. The idea of rendering the interview into Amharic is good but i don’t know if i am able to do it anytime soon since i am in the process of doing other profiles. Thanks for reading. Reply Makonnen Ketema says: 2 months ago My dad was in charge of MOFA 1961-1971. That’s how my dad changed Ethiopia’s foreign policy. His foreign policy was based on Ethiopia’s national interest. As we’ve seen in the interview, it angered many both inside and outside of the country. Think about it, attacking the UK government in the OAU meeting was a first for Ethiopia. No other official had dared to attack an ally. He did so because it was the right thing to do. He had to defend his fellow Africans. There are indeed many instances where he broke from the status quo. Recognizing China was another one. It was not a popular move, but he had both political and economical reasons for his decision. The most amazing thing here is that the Emperor was willing to let him be. The Emperor was indeed a wise leader. Reply Work Kebede says: 2 months ago It is interesting to learn from Dr. Fitigu’s interview that the late French President Charles De Gaulle had supported Ethiopia’s desire to make Djibouti part of Ethiopia after the small country became independent. However, De Gaulle retired sooner than this became a reality. Anyway, it is an interesting interview in that Dr. Fitigu was a participant during an era when Ethiopia was a recognized international actor, thanks in part to the role played by Emperor Haile Selassie and Dr. Fitigu’s colleagues, Foreign Minister Ato Ketema Yifru and his deputy Dr. Tesfaye Gebrezgi. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.