Ambassador Hailemichael presents his credentials to H.M. The Queen

14 Jul 2016

On June 8, the new Ethiopian Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Dr. Hailemichael Afework Aberra, presented his credentials to Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace.

The Ambassador took a horse-drawn carriage with his wife, Abebetch Zeleke Aweke, and the Marshall of the Diplomatic Corps, Mr Alistair Harrison CMG CVO. Four diplomats from the Embassy followed in a second horse-drawn carriage: Ato Fekadu Beyene (Minister Counsellor Diaspora Affairs), Ato Terefe Dida (Minister Counsellor Trade and Investment), Ato Abdullahi Yousef Sherif (Minister Counsellor Political Affairs) and Ato Abiy Berhane (Minister Counsellor Public Diplomacy).

At the Palace, the Ambassador, his wife and all four diplomats spoke to the Queen about her visit to Axum in 1965 and the work the Ethiopian Embassy is doing in London.

Upon their return, celebrations were held at the Embassy in Knightsbridge, which were enjoyed by all who attended. A variety of friends of the Embassy were at the event to hear a speech by the Ambassador and the Marshall, heralding and long and fruitful term for His Excellency in London.

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