On 25th May, His Excellency Ambassador Teferi Melesse Desta was invited to Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty The Queen to formally presented his credentials confirming his appointment as Ethiopian Ambassador to the Court of St. James’s.
26 May 2021
Ambassador Teferi presents his Letters of Credence to Her Majesty The Queen
The Royal African Society hosted a panel discussion on Judicial Reform and the Rule of Law in Ethiopia. Panellists at the virtual event discussed the state of implementation of these reforms, and particularly the challenges to the rule of law and its implementation created by the crisis in Tigray in recent months and the events and actions that this has precipitated.
15 Mar 2021
Ambassador Teferi’s Closing Remarks at the RAS event on Reform and the Rule of Law in Ethiopia
The Embassy of Ethiopia condemns, in the strongest terms, any acts of violence and human rights violations towards innocent civilians. The report in The Telegraph by Zecharias Zelalem (19 February 2021), insinuates that forces loyal to the Government are behind the atrocious acts of violence depicted in the alleged video. This notion has been published without verification.
19 Feb 2021
Statement to The Telegraph
On 3rd February, Chatham House's Africa Programme hosted a webinar on Ethiopia's upcoming elections, which are scheduled to take place on 5th June 2021. Panellists at the virtual event discussed preparations for the upcoming polls, whether the Federal Government will be able to deliver secure, free and fair elections under the current conditions, and the priority issues likely to be raised during…
3 Feb 2021
Ambassador Teferi’s Remarks at the Chatham House event on Ethiopia’s elections
Ambassador Teferi responds to the 17th January 2021 article in the Telegraph titled, “Churches and mosques in Tigray 'vandalised and looted' in Ethiopian purge.” - “The facts on the ground are entirely detached from the situation painted herein by TPLF affiliates and those fooled by their campaign of misinformation.
22 Jan 2021
Statement to The Telegraph
On behalf of diplomats and staff members at the Ethiopian Embassy in London, and my family, and I would like to extend our very best wishes on the advent of Christmas and the New year to the Ethiopian community and friends of Ethiopia in the United Kingdom.
21 Dec 2020
Festive Message from the Ambassador
Ambassador Teferi is featured in the November/December 2020 issue of London’s DIPLOMAT Magazine. In an interview with the editor, Venetia van Kuffeler, the Ambassador discussed his career in diplomacy and his thoughts on relations with the United Kingdom.
11 Nov 2020
Ambassador Teferi’s DIPLOMAT Magazine Interview
Guest editorial by H.E. Teferi Melesse Desta on his first weeks in London as the new Ethiopian Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
9 Oct 2020
My first weeks in London