Global leaders adopt agenda to overcome COVID-19 crisis and avoid future pandemics

Leaders of the G20 committed today to a series of actions to accelerate the end of the COVID-19 crisis everywhere and better prepare for future pandemics, at a summit co-hosted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, as G20 chair. President Ursula von der Leyen said: “This very first G20 summit on […]

Ambassador Hirut Meets Development Committee Chair Tomas Tobe

H.E. Ambassador Hirut Zemene held discussions with the chair of the Development Committee at the European Parliament, Honourable Tomas Tobe on the 19th of May 2021. Ambassador Hirut briefed honourable Tobe on the humanitarian situation in Tigray, the ongoing investigations on the alleged human rights violations and gender-based violence in Tigray, the upcoming national elections […]

999 Farmers Receive Crop Insurance Payouts!

999 farmers out of the 1,125 insured farmers in the first cycle of JICA’s Index-based Crop Insurance Promotion project have received insurance payouts. According to the farmers, a shortage in rainfall and pests and diseases damaged their crops in the 2020 season. As a result, 999 farmers, around 90% of the total insured farmers, received […]

The Embassy of Ethiopia in Brussels Hosts a Professional Coffee Cupping Event

On 18 May 2021, the Embassy hosted an Ethiopian Coffee Cupping event in the presence of professional coffee connoisseurs. The cupping event was organized in cooperation with a coffee trader of Ethiopian origin Mrs. Marta Somorowski, Mr. Vincent Ballot, and Mr. Eric Duchossoy – renown coffee roasters and tasters. H.E. Ambassador Hirut Zemene, on her […]

Open Dialogue with International community in Ethiopia kicks off

An open dialogue with the international community in Ethiopia has kicked off this afternoon as part of the 3-day consultative forum organized by the Ministry of Peace in collaboration with other partners. The event taking part under the title “Ethiopia in Transition – an open dialogue with the International Community” has brought together participants from […]

A Summary of Efforts to Ensure Accountability Regarding Violations of International Humanitarian Law and Other Legal Norms in the Regional State of Tigray

#Introduction It is to be recalled that, in response to the calculated, coordinated, large-scale, treasonous and sudden attack perpetrated against several outposts of the Northern Command of the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF) by the Tigray Special Police and Militia of the Tigray Regional State, the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has […]


I welcome the Department of Homeland Security’s decision to allocate an additional 6,000 H-2B temporary guest worker visas for nationals from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador for 2021. This expands legal pathways for protection and opportunity for the workers of these countries, while helping address critical temporary labor needs in the United States. H-2B visas allow non-agricultural […]