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UK 'Stands Shoulder to Shoulder' With Ethiopia, Despite Kidnap of British Father


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UK 'Stands Shoulder to Shoulder' With Ethiopia, Despite Kidnap of British Father

WASHINGTON - Africa Minister Grant Shapps MP has said that the UK stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Ethiopia, despite the Ethiopian government’s kidnap and illegal detention of a British father.

Mr Shapps delivered the keynote address today at the UK Ethiopia Trade Investment Forum, which is supported by the Foreign Office and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. Sharing a stage with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adanhom, Mr Shapps is reported to have said that “the UK stands shoulder to shoulder with Ethiopia in transformational change.”

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