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Senate Approves Nomination of Brazil’s New Ambassador to Ethiopia


The Senate Plenary approved on Wednesday (31) the nomination of diplomat Luiz Villarinho Pedroso to head the Brazilian Embassy in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The post also accumulates Brazilian relations with the Republic of Djibouti and the Republic of Southern Sudan, both neighboring Ethiopia, which occupies most of the region known as the Horn of Africa in the northwest of the continent.

Future ambassador was sealed in July by the Committee on Foreign Relations and National Defense (CRE). At the time, Villarinho cited the biomass energy area as promising for cooperation between Brazil and Ethiopia. He explained that the African country has an agreement with the United Kingdom in the sector to which Brazil can join, through the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa).

Luiz Eduardo de Aguiar Villarinho Pedroso has worked in Brazilian diplomatic missions in Panama, Spain, Lebanon, Trinidad and Tobago, Syria, Belgium and Greece. You will be ambassador for the first time. Its name was approved by the Plenary with 43 votes favorable and 1 contrary, with 1 abstention.