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Teshome in 2018
|President of Ethiopia|
7 October 2013 – 25 October 2018
|Prime Minister||Hailemariam Desalegn
Abiy Ahmed Ali
|Preceded by||Girma Wolde-Giorgis|
|Succeeded by||Sahle-Work Zewde|
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development|
17 October 2001 – 1 July 2003
|Prime Minister||Meles Zenawi|
|Preceded by||Mengistu Hulluka|
|Succeeded by||Addisu Legesse|
|Born||1957 (age 64–65)
Arjo, East Welega, Ethiopian Empire
|Political party||Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization|
|Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front|
|Alma mater||Peking University
Beijing Language and Culture University
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
Mulatu was born in the town of Arjo in Welega Province. He was educated in China, receiving his bachelor's degree in philosophy of political economy and doctorate in international law at Peking University. He received his Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1990. He taught at some "foreign universities and institutions", according to Speaker Abadula Gemeda.
In the mid-1990s he was Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Cooperation under Minister Girma Birru, and he was appointed as Minister of Agriculture in 2001. He was also Speaker of the House of Federation from 2002 to 2005. He served as Ethiopia's Ambassador to China, Japan, Turkey, and Azerbaijan.
While serving as Ambassador to Turkey, he was elected as President of Ethiopia by a unanimous parliamentary vote on 7 October 2013. Girma Seifu of the Unity for Democracy and Justice, the sole opposition member of parliament, welcomed his election. Like his predecessors Girma Wolde-Giorgis and Negasso Gidada, he is Oromo.
Mulatu has one son.
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