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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.

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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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Over the century, Ethiopia has endured acute political polarisation and divisions mainly due to the tendency of elites to resolve political disagreements through coercion rather than compromise. As such, the country’s elites have exhibited no semblance of a democratic political culture all throughout. They often resort to confrontational approaches to ensure their interests. Ethiopia has now embarked on an inclusive…
16 May 2022
Ethiopia’s National Dialogue, Key to ensure National Consensus
The Embassy hosted the official launch of SOPHOS AFRICA in the UK, a charity organization that endeavors to contribute to the development of a critical mass of transformed minds and lives to transform people and places in Africa. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Teferi Melesse noted that apart from the traditional government-to-government relationship, #UK NGOs serve as important tools for…
13 May 2022
The official launch of SOPHOS AFRICA in the UK.
   የበለጠ መረጃ ለማግኘት የኢ.ፌ.ዴ.ሪ ጉምሩክ ኮሚሽን ድረ-ገፅ ይመልከቱ፡ https://bit.ly/3L1qFqw
9 May 2022
FDRE Customs Commission
In respect of the existing humanitarian concern in the Tigray Region, the government had boldly vowed that it would not sit idle when the people of Tigray die hungry. As per that commitment, it declared an indefinite humanitarian truce a couple of weeks ago. This is hoped to clear the misplaced accusations over deliberate humanitarian blockade in Tigray. If the…
6 May 2022
The Declaration of an Indefinite Humanitarian Truce is a Demonstration of Government’s Commitment for Peace
The Ethiopian Embassy in London, in collaboration with Ethio-Coffee Importers Ltd, held a briefing event for Ethiopian stakeholders on how to promote green and roasted coffee in the UK during the next Coffee Exhibition due to unfold in December 2022. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Teferi Melesse said the session will help stakeholders to promote Ethiopian Green and Roasted coffee…
6 May 2022
Promoting Ethiopian Coffee.
ኤምባሲያችን ከታች በተጠቀሰው የስራ መደብ ላይ አመልካቾችን አወዳድሮ መቅጠር ይፈልጋል። መስፈርቱን የምታሟሉ አመልካቾች የትምህርት እና የስራ ማስረጃዎቻችሁን በሚከተሉት የኢሜል አድራሻዎች በመላክ መመዝገብ የምትችሉ መሆኑን እንገልፃለን። adminfinance@ethioembassy.org.uk and ict@ethioembassy.org.uk To View in PDF Format: Click here   Embassy of Ethiopia, in London would like to invite qualified and experienced candidates to apply for the following position. Interested applicants who meet the specified requirements…
29 Apr 2022
ማስታወቂያ | Announcement
The Government of Ethiopia in Coordination with Partners Continues to Deliver Humanitarian Assistance to those in Need in the Tigray Region In accordance with the government's directives to deliver humanitarian assistance to those in need in the Tigray Region, coordination was made with partners. A cluster arrangement which aimed at ensuring smooth humanitarian response to the most affected areas has…
21 Apr 2022
Humanitarian Assistance
Promoting Ethiopian Green and Roasted Coffee in the UK: Briefing session on planned Coffee Exhibition, December 2022 Friday, May 6/2022 |  10:00AM (London, BST) | 12:00PM (Addis Ababa, BST +2) Online via Zoom Participation in the webinar is by invitation only. [button to="https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcumgqj8sHtQf6vQ0YKe4fLkH8XKHNgev "]Register here to participate >[/button]      Background: The coffee industry is of paramount importance to the Ethiopian economy,…
20 Apr 2022
Webinar | Promoting Ethiopian Green and Roasted Coffee in the UK
በዩናይትድ ኪንግደም እና አየርላንድ የምትኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን በሙሉ፡- በለንደን የሚገኘው የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ ለቀጣይ ስራ ያግዝ ዘንድ የዲያስፖራን መረጃ በማሰባሰብ ላይ ሲሆን፣ ከታች በተያያዘው ማስፈንጠርያ በመግባት እንድትመዘገቡ በአክብሮት እንጠይቃለን፡፡ ማብራሪያ፡ ይህ ቅጽ ኤምባሲያችን ለዜጎቻችን የሚሰጠውን አገልግሎት ለማሻሻል እና በቀጣይ አዳዲስ መረጃዎች በቀላሉ እንዲደርስ ማድረግ እንዲያስችል፣ እንዲሁም በተለያዩ የሙያ ዘርፎች ተሰማርተው የሚገኙ የዳያስፖራ ማህበረሰብ አባላት  ሀገራቸውን በሙያቸው የሚያግዙበትን ሁኔታ ለማመቻቸት የተዘጋጀ…
14 Apr 2022
Diaspora Registration Form.
የኢሚግሬሽን፣ ዜግነትና ወሳኝ ኩነት ኤጀንሲ ከኢድ እስከ ኢድ ጥሪን ተከትሎ ወደ ሀገር ቤት ለሚመጡ ተጓዦች የሚያገለግል ጊዜያዊ መመሪያ አወጣ የኢሚግሬሽን፣ ዜግነትና ወሳኝ ኩነት ኤጀንሲ ከኢድ እስከ ኢድ ጥሪን ተከትሎ ወደ ሀገር ቤት ለሚመጡ ኢትዮጵያውያን፣ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያንና የኢትዮጵያ ወዳጆች የሚያገለግል ጊዜያዊ መመሪያ አወጣ። ኤጀንሲው ለኢትዮጵያ ዳያስፖራ አገልግሎት በላከው ደብዳቤ መሰረት የመንግስትን ጥሪ ተቀብለው ወደ ሀገር ቤት ለሚመጡ ኢትዮጵያውያን፣ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያንና የኢትዮጵያ…
14 Apr 2022
ሀገር ቤት ለሚመጡ ተጓዦች የሚያገለግል ጊዜያዊ መመሪያ
“Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch joint report on allegedly committed human rights abuses in Wolkait lack impartiality in all of the steps from research methodology to the presentation of findings and recommendations. H.E. Ambassador Dina Mufti, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.” https://www.press.et/?p=70670  
12 Apr 2022
Press
Press Statement On the Joint Report of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch ===== The Government of Ethiopia will carefully examine the content of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch’s report on allegedly committed crimes in Welkait. A cursory look at the report indicates that it covers sensitive political changes in the country, peace and security, and internal boundary matters,…
6 Apr 2022
Press statement: On the joint report of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.

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.

Charity Registration

Foreign charities and NGOs wishing to operate in Ethiopia are required to fulfill the registration requirements detailed under Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia’s House of Peoples’ Representatives Proclamation No. 1113/2019, otherwise known as the Organisations of Civil Societies Proclamation.

  • 1. Required Documents

    a. Legalised Certificate of Registration from the Charity Commission

    b. Legalised Articles of Association or Constituting Document of the Organisation wishing to register

    c. Legalised Resolution or Decision from Organisation’s Board or Competent Organ to operate in Ethiopia

    d. Legalised Power of Attorney for the Organisation’s Country Representative in Ethiopia from Organisation’s Board or Competent Organ

    e. Organisation’s Action Plan covering a minimum period of two years. The Action Plan shall include: objectives; beneficiary selection; implementation strategy; expected impacts and results; staffing; sustainability provisions; budget allocation stipulating the breakdown of its administrative and programming budget; and monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

    Details of the legalisation services provided by the Embassy can be found here. Please also ensure that you retain all original  documentation as they will be required for processing in Ethiopia.

  • 2. Submission and Processing

    We recommend that you submit your application to the Embassy only once all of the required documentation is complete.

    Please submit scanned copies of the required documentation together with a signed covering letter requesting the Embassy’s recommendation for the Organisation to register as a foreign civil society organisation in Ethiopia by email to info@ethioembassy.org.uk.

    Your documentation will be reviewed, and if, at this stage, additional supporting documentation is required, you will be notified.

    If the Embassy confirms that your application fulfils these requirements, you will be invited for a face-to-face interview to discuss the application in further detail.

  • 3. Issuance of a Letter of Recommendation

    Following the face-to-face interview your application will be reviewed by our team for up to 21 days.

    Once the review is complete, subject to approval, a letter of recommendation will be transmitted directly to the Agency for Civil Societies Organisations in Ethiopia.

    The Organisation’s Legal Representative in Ethiopia can then follow-up directly with the Agency in order to finalise registration.

    Please note that all original documentation will be required to complete the registration process in Ethiopia
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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.