Ethiopia and Djibouti APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote knowledge of, and interest in, Ethiopia and Djibouti; to maintain good relations with those countries; and for connected purposes.

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Recent Documents related to Ethiopia and Djibouti

1. Djibouti travel advice
29/11/2019 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: Djibouti travel advice - GOV.UK

2. Djibouti: funeral directors, medical facilities and translators
01/03/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: List of Medical Facilities/P ractitioners in Djibouti Prepared by the British Embassy Addis Ababa

3. Ethiopia: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa
04/07/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration
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Found: Ethiopia: tuberculosis test clinics for a UK visa - GOV.UK

4. Djibouti: funeral directors, medical facilities and translators
01/03/2021 - Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
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Found: List of Translators in Djibouti Prepared by the British Embassy Addis Ababa https://www

5. UK Aid Connect
12/04/2019 - Department for International Development
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Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Ethiopia and Djibouti

1. Ethiopia
14/06/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: question, and I thank him for his work not only on Ethiopia, but on Zambia and Angola, where he serves as - Speech Link
2: knows that the UK’s ties with Ethiopia are very close and historical. Ethiopia is the second largest recipient - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
24/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: about the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, in terms of both the humanitarian impact and the risk - Speech Link
2: group for Ethiopia and Djibouti for a long while, I have seen the relative peace that Ethiopia has lived - Speech Link
3: Member for Tewkesbury (Mr Robertson) made clear, Ethiopia has been a relative success story lately, but - Speech Link

3. Tigray
08/09/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: of not just the debate but what is happening in Ethiopia at the moment.The situation in Tigray is - Speech Link
2: First, how will the cuts in the UK’s ODA affect Ethiopia and in particular the humanitarian situation in - Speech Link
3: Britain. In 2011, the development programme in Ethiopia was the biggest anywhere in the world. It is a - Speech Link

4. UK Nationals Imprisoned Abroad
20/12/2016 - Westminster Hall

1: I understand it, he has no right of appeal in Ethiopia, and therefore providing him with a lawyer does - Speech Link
2: of the all-party parliamentary group on Ethiopia and Djibouti. The right hon. Gentleman has repeatedly - Speech Link
3: the process of getting Mr Tsege from Yemen to Ethiopia did not follow a judicial process that they recognised - Speech Link

5. Sudan
06/07/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: Khartoum process, we will remain as chair until Ethiopia, I believe, takes over the role later this year - Speech Link
2: language—that President Bashir was able to travel to Djibouti on 8 May and Uganda on 12 May without being arrested - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Ethiopia and Djibouti
1. Djibouti: Eritrea
asked by: Emily Thornberry
21/11/2018
... Ethiopia and Somalia on resolving ongoing disputes between Djibouti and Eritrea and normalising relations between those countries.

2. Trade Agreements: Djibouti
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
21/05/2019
... what progress has been made towards achieving a free trade deal with Djibouti after the UK leaves the EU.

3. Djibouti: Civil Liberties
asked by: Lord Dodds of Duncairn
05/03/2019
... what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Djibouti on fundamental freedoms including religious expression in that country.

4. Ethiopia: Elections
asked by: Baroness Kennedy of Cradley
02/02/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Ethiopia following the decision by the electoral board to deregister the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.

5. Ethiopia: Violence
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
17/11/2020
... what recent discussions he has had with his Ethiopian counterparts on the use of military force against protestors in that country.

Latest Questions
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11 Current APPG Officers
Laurence Robertson Portrait
Laurence Robertson
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Tewkesbury
Joined: 30th July 2015
Lord Rogan Portrait
Lord Rogan
Vice Chair
Ulster Unionist Party - Life peer
Joined: 31st July 2019
Baroness Anelay of St Johns Portrait
Baroness Anelay of St Johns
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 27th January 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Laurence Robertson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 4196.

Email: robertsonl@parliament.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Ethiopia and Djibouti APPG

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Former APPG Officers
Stephen Hepburn Portrait
Stephen Hepburn
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Jarrow
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ivan Lewis Portrait
Ivan Lewis
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for Bury South
Joined: 31st July 2019
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Pritchard Portrait
Mark Pritchard
Secretary
Conservative - The Wrekin
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 6th June 2018