Semere Russom

Semere Russom (born July 27, 1943) began his professional life as a teacher. He traveled to the United States as a student at the University of Oklahoma, but terminated his studies in 1976 to serve in the Eritrean People's Liberation Front.[1]

Semere Russom
Ambassador of Eritrea to Ethiopia
Assumed office
July 21, 2018
Preceded byPost Established
2nd Minister of Education
Assumed office
April 18, 2007
Preceded byOsman Saleh Mohammed
Personal details
Born (1943-07-27) July 27, 1943 (age 78)
Political partyPFDJ

After Eritrea's independence he served as Eritrean Ambassador to the United States and Canada. Afterwards he continued his career in public service as Director of European Affairs in the Eritrea Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 2001.[2]

On 2002-01-01 he left the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to become the Mayor of Asmara and the Administrator of the Central Region of Eritrea. In April 2007 he was appointed to head the Ministry of Education while continuing service as the Mayor and Administrator of Asmara, and the Central Region respectively.[3]

On July 21, 2018, he was appointed as the Eritrean Ambassador to Ethiopia, shortly after bilateral ties were restored between the countries.[4]


  1. ^ "Semere Hadera" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-01-12.
  2. ^ Last, Alex (2001-10-02). "Eritrea plays down diplomatic row". BBC. Retrieved 2007-01-12.
  3. ^ "Eritrea appoints new foreign affairs minister". Retrieved 2007-04-18.
  4. ^ Aregay, Daniel. "Eritrea appoints first ambassador to Ethiopia in 20 years". Retrieved 2018-07-21.