Ethiopia, UK sign climate partnership agreement ahead of COP26
Addis Ababa, January 23, 2021 (FBC) –Ethiopia and the UK have signed a climate partnership agreement ahead of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
The agreement for collaboration between two countries was signed here yesterday by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Demeke Mekonnen and UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.
As part of his three-country tour of East Africa, Raab visited Ethiopia yesterday. Earlier he visited Kenya and Sudan discuss on tackling shared challenges including COVID-19, security and climate change.
In Gondar, he visited a WFP warehouse, central to distributing humanitarian aid such as food and sanitation supplies to those affected by the law enforcement operation in Tigray.
The UK is providing £11.4 million of humanitarian support – with money for healthcare and clean water, as well as shelter, nutrition kits and protection for children.
This is in addition to a £94 million package to support Ethiopia’s response to the triple threats of COVID-19, climate change and locusts.
In Addis Ababa the Foreign Secretary visited a school with President Sahle-Work Zewde to see how the UK is supporting girl’s education.
Raab also announced yesterday a £3 million new funding to improve skills and capacity of private Ethiopian media outlets.