Britain Provided One Billion USD in Development Assistance to Ethiopia - Ambassador

Britain-Ambassador-EthiopiaJanuary 2, 2018 - The outgoing British ambassador to Ethiopia, Susanna Moorehead, disclosed that Britain provided about one billion USD in development assistance to Ethiopia in the last three years.

She disclosed this information while bidding farewell to Ethiopian officials and others in the capital Addis Ababa.

She said her country financed various development projects in Ethiopia, including a program that benefited 4 million pregnant mothers and children under 5.

Britain has also built a project that increased access to safe drinking water for 5 million Ethiopians, according to the ambassador.

Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu bid farewell to the outgoing UK Ambassador to Ethiopia Susanna Moorehead this morning.

The Ethiopian Foreign MInister thanked Moorehead‘s endeavor to enhance relations between Ethiopia and UK, highlighting the true friendship and common vision both countries share, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The outgoing ambassador praised the massive political and socio-economic changes witnessed in Ethiopia in recent times.

When asked about her term as ambassador in Ethiopia, the ambassador said “it has been a fascinating three years here.” 

“We always seen Ethiopia our key strategic partner,” she said, adding “Ethiopia has achieved several development goals but it still has a long way to go.”


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