Decoration of 5 members of the Embassy of France
On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, four security guards and a driver of the embassy were decorated by the Ambassador of France in Ethiopia, Frédéric Bontems, for their unfailing commitment to the embassy for more than thirty years.
They were awarded the medal of work or the Foreign Affairs Medal of Honor during a ceremony held at the French residence, in the presence of Embassy staff, their families and friends.
In his speech, the Ambassador praised their dedication, their seriousness and their courage in the service of the Embassy and France.He congratulated them on their work and their availability at all times alongside successive ambassadors of France.
He also warmly thanked the families for the support they provide to their husbands, fathers or sons in the accomplishment of their missions. He recalled the crucial role of the security guards, but also the drivers, for the safety of the embassy, its staff and their families and for the proper functioning of the service.
One of the guards, in particular, participated in the last few years, with the arrest of an individual who sought to penetrate the compound of the embassy.
The Embassy of France in Ethiopia is proud of its decorated.