20 december / 2018

Ceremony of awarding the Commissioner for Sport and Youth Ertsu Yireda

On December 2018, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of FDRE hosted a ceremony of awarding the Commissioner for Sports and Youth Ertsu Yireda with a memorable medal of the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students and a diploma, signed by the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Mr. Ertsu made a great contribution to the formation of the youth movement in his country, organized and headed the Ethiopian delegation to the Festival in Sochi in 2017, consisting of the representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sport, the largest youth associations of Ethiopia and students.

The ceremony was opened by the Minister of Culture and Tourism H.E.Dr.Hirut Kassaw. She stated that the cooperation between the two countries in the spheres of culture, education, tourism, sports and youth policy is growing fast, and the sign of such growth is the conclusion of a Memorandums of Understanding on cooperation in the fields of tourism and culture in 2017 and their implementation.

The Ambassador of Russia H.E. Vsevolod I. Tkachenko in his speech commended the contribution of the Ethiopian delegation to the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, praised the outstanding performance of the country, that promoted the culture and traditions of Ethiopia and strengthened its positive image. He stated that the relations between Russia and Ethiopia in these spheres have great potential, considering the multinational and multicultural composition of the countries, their spiritual vicinity and mutual interest. At the end of his speech, the Ambassador presented the Commissioner with a medal and a diploma. Mr. Ertsu expressed gratitude to the Embassy of Russia for the assistance provided to the delegation and to the Government of Russia for the excellent organization of such a massive event and for warm welcome.