Public Diplomacy and Communications Directorate-General

                                                                                     

                                      Public Diplomacy and Communications Directorate-General

                                                                                    Mr. Teferi Melesse Desta

The Public Diplomacy and Communications Directorate-General is tasked with informing the domestic and international media, as well as the public at large, about Ethiopian foreign policy initiatives and diplomatic activities.

The Public Diplomacy Directorate-General protects and burnishes Ethiopia's image by providing timely and accurate information about Ethiopia to the media.  It prepares and distributes communiqués and press releases to the domestic and international press.  Moreover, it monitors media outlets and their coverage about Ethiopia and provides replies whenever necessary.

In collaboration with various government offices, the Directorate-General strives to create awareness about Ethiopia's foreign policy and establish a national consensus enabling the Ministry to better discharge its responsibilities.  It also gives briefings on foreign policy issues to Ethiopia's regions, institutions of higher learning and the business community. Within the Ministry, the Directorate-General briefs the Ministry's staff on the latest international and national news and also distributes information about the activities carried out by the Ministry's individual departments.  The Directorate-General also has overall supervisory responsibility for the Ministry's website.