The Diplomatic Society

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Addis Ababa, Africa’s Diplomatic Capital

20 June 2018

Ethiopia has made tremendous progress across economic, social and human development over the past 15 years, said His Excellency Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam, Ambassador of Ethiopia to South Africa. He was addressing a press briefing at the embassy in Pretoria.

The 100 million populace of Ethiopia occupy approximately 1.15 million km squared of land, the combined size of Spain and France. Referring to it as the centre of the world situated in the horn of Africa Ambassador Teklemariam presented the country’s vision 2025 of becoming a middle income country through agriculture led industrialisation transformation path.

The government has been investing in infrastructure and logistics projects as well as industrial zones and a wide range of incentive packages to attract investment. The Ethiopian Investment Board is being chaired by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali and this is a clear indication of the commitment to realising vision 2025. With rising GDP per capita and a consistent growth rate of an average of 11%, present favourable market conditions for trade.  

Ethiopia has an ancient history which has remained largely intact as the country was never colonized.  Amharic is the national working language; it is the country where coffee originated from and is home to the earliest remains of the human ancestor ever found.  The African Union (AU) is headquartered in Addis Ababa giving it the status as Africa’s Diplomatic Capital.

Establishing peace and stability in the region is a key foreign policy mandate for the government as it positions itself as a travel and tourism hub as the ‘Land of Origins’.



January/February 2020










<|> <|> Indonesian Tourism responds to Millennials and wins Award 8 October 2019 "The challenge to the tourism world is not getting easier. It is not only the global economic slowdown, but also a change in... <|> A MEMORIAL, CORONATION, ENGAGEMENT AND A WEDDING: A ROYAL AFFAIR by Stella Sigcau 15 October 2019 September and October months were very busy in the royal calendars throughout South Africa... <|> Culture and Heritage Tourism Boost the Economy of the Mpondo Kingdom Mbotyi and Mngazi 15 October 2019 By Stella Sigcau Mpondo Kingdom is known for its cultural richness, beautiful... <|> SADC enhances cooperation with Indonesia 15 October 2019 ”Indonesia is ready to be part of the African development, especially in the southern African region” Photo: Ambassador of the Republic... <|> A rising star ready to make it internationally by Stella Sigcau 16 October 2019 Azemahle Lwanda Matebese a 13 year old, grade 8 scholar from Durban Girls High School has had a passion for dancing... <|> Korea calls for ease of doing business in SA 2 October 2019 This year marks Korea’s 4,352nd anniversary since its national foundation, and the 71st anniversary of its Armed Forces Day. In South... <|> Russia-Africa look to deepen scientific ties 14 October 2019 With a week to go until the first ever Russia-Africa Summit, Russia has emphasised the need to expand and deepen scientific ties between... <|> SA, Nigeria commit to condusive business environment 4 October 2019 The governments of South Africa and Nigeria have committed to creating a conducive business environment that will make it easier... <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.