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The Public Diplomacy Department is the epicentre of public engagement at the Embassy - responsible for all its media relations and the promotion of Ethiopia’s image abroad. The Department works closely with all other departments at the Embassy.

Press and Media Enquiries

Contact the Press Office if you have a media enquiry, interview or information request.

Journalists and other media professionals should contact the Public Diplomacy Department for media enquiries and interview requests. Emails are regularly checked during opening hours. We aim to respond to all enquiries as soon as possible.

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For up-to-date news and press releases, please visit our News Archive and follow us on social media.

If you are a journalist, filmmaker or professional photographer and wish to travel to Ethiopia to report on a given situation or story, you will require a journalist visa.

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Dr Workneh chairs the meeting of the UN Security Council on Threats to international peace and security. The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2379 (2017), requesting the Secretary-General to establish an Investigative Team to support domestic efforts to hold the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as Da'esh) accountable.
22 Sep 2017
Dr Workneh chairs UN meeting on Threats to International Peace and Security
PM Hailemariam's statement following the adoption of the resolution on UN peacekeeping reform.
21 Sep 2017
PM Hailemariam highlights Ethiopia’s contribution to UN Peacekeeping
The UN Security Council unanimously adopt a resolution on peacekeeping reform, which was tabled by Ethiopia.
21 Sep 2017
UN Security Council passes resolution on peacekeeping reform
Mr. Jeremy Lefroy MP, will make his debut visit to Ethiopia as the new trade and investment envoy to Ethiopia. This will be the first visit by a newly appointed trade envoy anywhere in the world. His appointment reaffirms the UK’s commitment to strengthen its trade and investment relationship with Ethiopia.
21 Sep 2017
British trade and investment envoy to visit Ethiopia
Big day for Ethiopian Presidency of the UN Security Council as it chairs the High-Level Open Debate on UN Peacekeeping - an important priority for Ethiopia as one of the leading troop-contributing countries.
20 Sep 2017
Ethiopia to chair high-level open debate on UN Peacekeeping
PM Hailemariam reaffirms Ethiopia's commitment to the UN Zero-Tolerance Policy on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.
19 Sep 2017
PM Hailemariam addresses the UN High-level Meeting on the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
A high-level delegation led, by PM Hailemariam, arrived in New York to participate in the 72nd Regular Session of the UN General Assembly. During his stay, the Prime Minister will participate in various side-line meetings ranging from peace and security to climate change and sustainable development matters.
18 Sep 2017
PM Hailemariam in New York for UN General Assembly
President of the UN Security Council and Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the UN, Amb. Tekeda Alemu, briefed members of the Security Council on the successful conduction the Council’s joint consultative meeting with the African Union in Addis Ababa from 5th – 9th September 2017.
13 Sep 2017
Ambassador Tekeda briefs Security Council on mission to Ethiopia
As Ethiopians at home and abroad usher in the New Year on September 11, Ambassador Hailemichael conveys his message of goodwill.
10 Sep 2017
Ambassador’s New Year Message
The weekly newsletter from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Ethiopia.
8 Sep 2017
A Week in the Horn
The 11th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting between the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AUPSC) and the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will be held on September 7-8, 2017 at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa.
5 Sep 2017
Ethiopia to host the 11th Annual Joint Consultative Meeting

Embassy Newsletter

The Embassy publishes a monthly newsletter, which provides insight on recent developments in Ethiopian politics, international affairs, economics and investment, education, health and culture, tourism, media and sport.

If you would like a copy of any back issues that are not in our archive, please contact the Public Diplomacy Department.

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.

Voice of Consensus Radio

The Ethiopian National Consensus Forum (ENCF) is a diverse, non-political and non-religious network of Ethiopians from all walks of life residing in the United Kingdom. The ENCF established the Voice of Consensus to be a positive force for the promotion of peace and prosperity in the Horn of Africa.
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Voice of Consensus is available online or broadcasts live on Voice of Africa Radio 94.3 FM on Thursdays and Sundays.

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Foreign charities and NGOs wishing to operate in Ethiopia are required to fulfill the registration requirements detailed below.

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FAQs

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  • What are the required documents for a visa and permit application?

    Please review the Journalist Visas page for information on the requirements to apply for a visa and permit.

  • I have urgent travel, can I get a journalist visa on the same day?

    No. As applications are approved in Ethiopia, please allow at least 21 working days to process your application.

  • When should I apply for a visa?

    To allow us to process your application to completion, please submit your application to the Press Office at least 21 working days prior to your trip. Please review the Journalist Visas page for further information.

  • How do I contact the Press Office?

    Journalists and other media professionals should contact the Public Diplomacy Department for media enquiries and interview requests.