The Ethiopian Ministry of Defense has inaugurated its new state of the art headquarters building.The inauguration took place on Sunday afternoon in the presence of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other senior government officials.
The five floor headquarter is built on an area of 13 hectares of land in the capital.
It houses more than 700 offices and other facilities including conference halls, library, research centers and well equipped data center.
A military parade was held during the inaugural ceremony that was attended by senior officials of federal and regional states as well as high ranking military officers.
During the occasion, Prime Minister Abiy awarded different types of Medal of Honor to senior and other military officers for their remarkable achievements at the warfront.