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Newly appointed UK Ambassador to Ethiopia presents credential

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Addis Ababa, January 28, 2019 (FBC) –State Minister Dr. Markos Tekle receives letter of credentials from Dr David McFill, the newly appointed UK Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti (Non-Resident) and Permanent Representative to the AU and UN Economic Commission for Africa.

Dr. Markos warmly welcomed and admired UK’s endeavor in maintaining and developing excellent relations between the UK and Ethiopia in all domains of cooperation that spans helping to boost political, cultural, economic and social relations between them and the UK by offering a wide range of services and funding of various projects in Ethiopia for more than 100 years.

State Minister Dr. Markos commended UK’s business, trade, and inbound investment partnership with Ethiopia that helped Ethiopia to project a double digit economic growth for over two decades.

Ambassador David on his part appreciated the complementary relations between Ethiopia and the UK, highlighting the true friendship and common vision both countries enjoyed, including collaboration on a plethora of issues of mutual concern at regional and global levels.

He said the UK supports the multifaceted economic, political reforms Ethiopia undertook through such approaches domestically which have indeed laid down solid and firm foundation for national consensus unprecedented in the modern history of the Ethiopia ushering a wind of hope and positive developments in security, normalcy and stability in the region as well engulfing continental Africa in particular.

The UK 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.

The United Kingdom, made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, is an island nation in northwestern Europe, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.