Zenawi Expels 6 Norwegian Diplomats – Associated Press

August 27th, 2007 Print Print Email Email

Zenawi has ordered six Norwegian diplomats to leave the country by Sept. 15, expressing “dissatisfaction” with Norway’s conduct in the Horn of Africa region, Norwegian officials said Monday. (more…)

Zenawi has ordered six Norwegian diplomats to leave the country by Sept. 15, expressing “dissatisfaction” with Norway’s conduct in the Horn of Africa region, Norwegian officials said Monday.

Ethiopia asked Norway to withdraw the six diplomats on Aug. 15 and since then, Norwegian officials have tried to get their Ethiopian counterparts to clarify the reasons for the order, but with no success, Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere said.

Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokesman Wahide Belay said he was not aware that Norwegian diplomats had been asked to leave the country.

“I haven’t heard about this, that they were told to leave,” Wahide told The Associated Press late Monday.

“We are surprised and regret the Ethiopian authorities’ unilateral decision,” Stoere said in a statement posted on the ministry’s Web site.

The statement said that the expulsion of the diplomats did not “imply” a break in diplomatic relations with Ethiopia.

Diplomats at the Norwegian Embassy in Ethiopia declined to comment, referring all inquiries to the statement on the ministry’s Web site.

  1. Getahun Dagem
    | #1

    you stupid mad dictator are you finshed your satanical assigment with ethiopians and continue with our good foriegners who helps our poor people

  2. nahome
    | #2

    abugidainfo you are so stupid beacuse this is not the ethiopian bihveir ok stop this kind of thing i thing you are not ethiopian stop saying this ok

    | #3

    You need to go to school and learn how to write first then….

  4. Jyigzaw
    | #4

    EPRDF is a dying regime and zenawi”his prime minister” have no place after this.
    He will face justice for the crimes he committed for the last 30 years.
    We all witness in the near future.

  5. Zaguwe
    | #5

    Norway was the only friend of Meles who awarded him for his good governance via YARA fertilizer.Ethiopian who reside in Norway have tried to explain the very nature the dictator Meles.They have got their price.It is pity for our poor Citizens to miss one of the donor countries who support our daily life.

  6. | #6

    Dear Nahome,

    First, try to know how to write. Second ,try to check your grammar and vocabulary before you write. Third, anybody can express ideas without any restrictions but without violating the right of anybody. TPLF minority group has been resticting the views/ideas due to the its totalitarian behaviour.


  7. Tokichew
    | #7

    Nahom couldn’t even get Meserete Timhirit during dergue – he is in the dark even in the modern days…feel sorry for him!!

  8. CO
    | #8

    Excellent news; EU and Canada will follow Norway’s measure. USA is pending for HR-2003 and had already shown sign of abandoning this despot autocrat.

    People, do not worry about the aid to the poor, all the aid given in the name of our poor people go indirectly in the pocket of this dictator. Where did EFORT got these huge amount of money that made them monopoly in all aspect? it is from the extorted aid money supposed to the poors.

    Our poor was, is and will be starving whether western give us aid or not. So the money doesnot help us. But the good news is that it shorten the lifespan of the despot evil regimen.

  9. thom
    | #9

    Ato Nahom! Are you mad or carez? do think EPDRF almost useless leeder don’t be Emoshnal you will see EPDRF might be stay feew month so don’t be craze please just stop thinking two ways

  10. Dila
    | #10

    who is getting mad schabia or tplf( melese ).
    check it out !!

  11. nanu
    | #11

    i am totally against wayane for what they are doing to ethiopian. however when it comes to the norwegians wayane did the right thing. we have to understand where this people coming from and what they are doing in ethiopia.many of though this people are there to help as. if we look back in history the norwegians come to our countery on the name of missionery, building schooll and building rods. that was all good and they did build some schools and rods but later on they chaing mission and started interfing with our goverment thats why megistu kicked them out of the countery in the early 1980s. they are behind every LF’S that we see today. shaibia was co sponsered by norwegians, olf, onlf,ALF and so on are sponsered by norwegians. wayane should have kicked them out along time ago. this people are there to harm out country. i am not here to say wayane is good they are the lowst of the low.but the norwegians are far more dengours.


  12. MA
    | #12

    Leave Nahom alone. English is not his language, he is doing a great job. Some Americans can’t even spell as good as he does. After all we got his message.

    I am with Nanu, Woyane did the right thing to dispell the Norwegians from Ethiopia. I do not trust the white people I am sure they dissatisfied him and he has the right to kick them out from his country. They would do the same thing if we were in their country and we did whatever they did. I hope one day we stop begging from those people and stand on our own.

    We could learn a lot from crayons–Some are sharp, some are pretty and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors but they all have to live in the same box.

    We should all love one another and forget about politics and try to focus on our Ethiopia to make her independent and make her the greatest from all Africa and even from all over the world .

    We do not need proofreader just get the message.


  13. grum
    | #13

    To hate meles is one thing but to like ethiopian enemy is another thing. So you “Chfn degafiwoch”" please try to separate ethiopia from meles. Meles is the best leader everhad

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