Commissioner of Ethiopian Investment Commission, Fitsum Arega is likely to be nominated as Ethiopian ambassador to US. If confirmed, Fitsum would assume one of the government’s most prominent diplomatic posts. Reports of Fitsum’s nomination emerged a week ago in the Facebook page of the Finfinne Intercept. Today, his name appeared among the 20 ambassador appointees made by President Sahle-work Zewde, with no mention of his posting. However, according to multiple sources, Fitsum will head to Washington DC to replace the beleaguered Kassa Tekleberhan Gebrehiwot, who has been recalled to the country this month. It has only been two months since Fitsum moved back to the Investment commission, that he previously led for five years. In between, he has served as the chief of staff for Prime Minister Abiy for six months, making a name as skilful communicator. The former ambassador to the EU, Teshome Toga is nominated to become ambassador to China, according to reports. The ambassadorial post in Beijing has been vacant since end of July when Ambassador Berhane Gebre-Christos’ term ended. China is increasingly seen as an important ally and has become the largest contributor of aid to Ethiopia since a couple of years ago. Although Suleiman Dedefo, the former Ethiopian Ambassador to Djibouti, was tapped to be sent to Beijing, the idea was later dropped, it was reported. Ambassador Suleiman Dedefo has been appointed to lead the Mission in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the Finfinne Intercept reported. Henok Tefera Shawl, until recently Vice-President of Strategic Planning and Alliances at Ethiopian Airlines, is likely to become Ethiopia’s Ambassador to France, replacing Ali Sulaiman, according to the Finfinne Intercept. Henok lived in France for some years and studied at Université Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris I). He also served as First Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia from February 2003-2010.