Singapore appoints new envoy to Ethiopia

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Government has appointed Mr T Jasudasen as Singapore's non-resident ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.

Mr Jasudasen is Singapore's current non-resident ambassador to the African Union.

The 62-year-old first joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977. He was the High Commissioner to Britain, with concurrent accreditation to Iceland and Ireland, from August 2011 to August 2014, and to Malaysia from June 2006 to July 2011.

He also served as ambassador to the Union of Myanmar from November 2004 to May 2006, and to the French Republic, with concurrent accreditation to Portugal, Spain and Israel, from July 1997 to September 2004.

Besides holding a law degree from the University of Singapore, he also obtained a diploma in public administration from the École Nationale d'Administration in Paris, France in 1984.

Mr Jasudasen was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2011 and the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1990.

He was also conferred the Palmes Académiques in 2002 and the Légion d'Honneur in 2004 by the French Government. In October 2010, the Sultan of Pahang, Malaysia, conferred on Mr Jasudasen the Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang, which carries the title of Dato. Mr Jasudasen received the Honorary Freedom of the City of London award in September 2013.