According to data compiled by Bloomberg, African economies outperformed the rest of the world during the coronavirus pandemic. Seven of the world’s ten fastest-growing economies are in Africa, with Ethiopia taking the top spot.
10 Dec 2020
Ethiopia fastest-growing economy in Africa despite COVID-19
Durabilis announced the successful arrival of trial Hass avocado exports from Ethiopia. The first container arrived in the UK on 20th September 2020, followed by a second shipment on 5th October 2020. The vast majority of the fruit has been sold to two leading importers who mainly serve UK retailers.
10 Nov 2020
Ethiopian avocados successfully exported to the UK
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