As a founding member of the United Nations, Ethiopia has through the years amply demonstrated its commitment to the UN Charter. UN agencies, in particular, those in the humanitarian area also had a long presence in Ethiopia providing lifesaving humanitarian assistance to millions. It goes without saying that Ethiopia appreciates all the support that these UN agencies have been extending…
1 Oct 2021
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Release on the Expulsion of UN Officials
A collection of Ethiopian artefacts that were looted by British soldiers during the Battle of Maqdala in 1868 are set to be returned to Ethiopia following a poignant handover ceremony at the prestigious Athenaeum Club in London on 8th September 2021. The objects were procured by the Scheherazade Foundation through auctions and private dealers.
9 Sep 2021
Artefacts looted in Maqdala in 1868 to be returned to Ethiopia
Following discussions with the management of Busby Auctioneers and Valuers, an agreement has been reached, today, on the withdrawal of two Ethiopian artefacts that were due to go to auction on 17th June 2021. The Embassy will remain in dialogue with Busby on arrangements for the return of the items to their rightful home in Ethiopia.
16 Jun 2021
Busby withdraws looted Ethiopian artefacts from auction
Press Briefing by Dr. Lia Tadesse, Minister of Health, Mr. Mitiku Kassa, Commissioner for the National Disaster Risk Management Commission, and Billene Seyoum, Press Secretary at the Prime Minister’s Office, on key highlights of the week and recent developments in Tigray - Full transcript and video
9 Jun 2021
Transcript | Prime Minister’s Press Briefing – 9 June 2021
Press Briefing by Dr Gedion Timothewos, Attorney General, and Billene Seyoum, Press Secretary at the Prime Minister's Office, on recent developments in Tigray and the upcoming elections - Full Video and Transcript
3 Jun 2021
Transcript | Prime Minister’s Office Press Briefing – 3 June 2021
The Government of Ethiopia has awarded the first private telecoms licence in the country’s history to an international consortium of telecoms operators under the name, ‘the Global Partnership for Ethiopia’. The consortium submitted winning bid of $850 million for licence to operate telecom services in the country.
27 May 2021
Ethiopia announces awarding of historic telecoms licence to global consortium led by Safaricom
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
A criminal investigation has been underway for the last two months by a team of investigators and prosecutors from the Federal Attorney General and Federal Police for alleged crimes committed in different localities of Tigray Region in relation to the Law Enforcement Mission. During the investigation, until May 3, 2021, testimonies of 95 witnesses and documentary evidence have been taken…
14 May 2021
Press Release Concerning Criminal Investigation on Crimes Committed in Axum City