Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed addressed the 6th Extraordinary Session of the House of Peoples’ Representatives (HPR) in the final week of October 2020. The session approved a motion in support of the 2020/21 government’s plan presented by President Sahle-Work Zewde during the joint session of the two Houses early in October. In his address, Prime Minister Abiy described 2020 as…
2 Nov 2020
Ethiopia’s economy grows by 6.1% despite COVID-19 pandemic
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…
30 Oct 2020
Ambassador Teferi meets new Ethiopia Trade Envoy, Lord Bates
On 5th October, British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson MP, appointed Lord Bates as the new Trade Envoy to Ethiopia. Lord Bates said he looks forward to meeting those responsible for the success of trade and investment between the UK and Ethiopia and listening to their views on how we can expand this in the future.
6 Oct 2020
Lord Bates appointed as new Trade Envoy to Ethiopia
Every year on 1st October, International Coffee Day is celebrated to promote coffee as the world’s most beloved beverage. This year, the Embassy kicked off celebrations by paying a visit to Queens of Mayfair, a coffee shop in London that is serving one of the rarest brews in the world - the Ethiopian Cup of Excellence Coffee.
2 Oct 2020
Embassy celebrates International Coffee Day
Ambassador Teferi Melesse met with UK's Minister for Africa, James Duddridge, for introductory discussions. Briefing the Ambassador on his recent visit to Ethiopia, the Minister expressed great optimism in the current administration’s reforms and the opportunities it would yield for further UK investment into Ethiopia.
2 Oct 2020
Ambassador Teferi meets UK Minister for Africa
Europe will soon discover the delicious fruit and vegetables Ethiopia has to offer! On 22nd August, Ethiopia carried out its first export of avocados by train from Modjo Dry Port, under a pilot project forming part of the National Cool Logistics Network. The 24-tonne refrigerated consignment was produced by dozens of farmers in the Koga area, south of Bahir Dar.
28 Aug 2020
Ethiopia exports first avocados by train
The Ethiopian Communications Authority received 12 bids for two telecom licences following the announcement of plans to liberalise the economy and allow foreign and private investors into key state-owned companies. Of the 12 submissions, nine are telecom operators, two are non-telecom operators and one was incomplete.
29 Jun 2020
Ethiopia receives 12 bids for telecom licences