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Over the centuries, Ethiopia has enjoyed close economic, diplomatic and cultural relations with the United Kingdom. In fact, Great Britain was among the first countries to open an embassy in Addis Ababa, while Ethiopia was the first African country to establish an embassy in London. Both countries collaborate on many issues of mutual concern at the regional and global levels.

H.E. Dr. Hailemichael Afework Aberra presents his credentials to Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace in June 2016, accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Abebetch Zeleke Aweke

A Week in the Horn

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs publishes a weekly newsletter, which provides commentary from an Ethiopian perspective on developments in the Horn of Africa and the African Union.

If you would like a copy of any back issues that are not available in our archive, please submit your request to the Public Diplomacy Department or visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website.

Ethiopia is a multi-party federal democracy with legislative authority resting with the government headed by the Prime Minister and the elected House of Representatives (547 members) and the House of Federation (112 members).

The Prime Minister is chosen by the party in power following multi-party democratic national and federal state elections which are held every five years. Parties can be registered at either the national or the federal state level.

The President is elected by the members of the House of People’s Representatives.

 

Dr. Mulatu Teshome

President

Hailemariam Desalegn

Prime Minister

Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu

Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Our new look website went live on 11th September, to coincide with Ethiopian New Year. We really hope you like the fresh new look and the improved navigation that will allow you to find the information you need more quickly and easily. Please submit your feedback here.
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