The Ethiopian embassy in Kuwait, after receiving a notification from its Foreign Ministry is preparing to ‘permanently’ close down its mission in Qadsiya.
Al-Qabas learned from diplomatic sources that Ethiopia decided to close ‘some’ of its missions around as a cost-cutting measure, according to embassy officials.
The sources said that, according to the notification, all Ethiopian diplomats accredited to Kuwait will leave, while the locally hired embassy staff has been suspended from work.
The sources expect the UAE to be the regional headquarters of the Ethiopian diplomatic facility in for the GCC countries.
Sources say the closure of the embassy will harm the Kuwaiti local market in terms of hiring domestic and skilled workers, especially since Ethiopia provided bulk of domestic workers during difficult times.