Ambassador Teferi meets new Ethiopia Trade Envoy, Lord Bates

30 Oct 2020

As part of his on-going engagements as the new Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Ambassador Teferi officially met with the newly-appointed Trade Envoy to Ethiopia, Lord Bates.  Discussions between the two focused on bilateral issues, trade and investment, and the need to further strengthen Ethio-UK relations.

Wishing him a fruitful tenure in his new role, Ambassador Teferi briefed Lord Bates on Ethiopia’s investment climate, the new Home Grown Economic Reform and priority sectors for British investment.

Lord Bates said he looks forward to learning more about investment opportunities in Ethiopia, strengthening bilateral ties and increasing trade and investment between the two countries, adding that he looks forward to visiting the country as soon as possible.

Ambassador Teferi presented Lord Bates with an Ethiopian tie, which has imprints of the ancient Aksum Obelisk.

“It is a great honour to have been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to one of the fastest-growing economies in the world – Ethiopia”

Lord Bates

Trade Envoys are British Parliamentarians appointed by the British Prime Minister to develop the bilateral trade and investment relationship with emerging countries with substantial trade and investment potential.

Lord Bates was previously Minister of State at the Department for International Development between October 2016 and July 2019 and a Minister of State at the Home Office from May 2015 until March 2016.

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