Following discussions between the Ambassador of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, H.E. Mr Fesseha Shawel Gebre and the Director of the United Kingdom’s National Army Museum, Brigadier Justin Maciejewski DSOMBE, an agreement has been reached on the manner and style of the hand-over to the Government of Ethiopia of locks of hair belonging to Emperor Tewodros II.
Accordingly, both sides have agreed that the National Army Museum and the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia will jointly oversee the hand-over and farewell ceremony at the museum, in an inclusive manner that reflects the great love and affection in which Emperor Tewodros II is held by Ethiopia’s sizeable community in the UK and around the world.
Ethiopians, friends of Ethiopia and the media are cordially invited to a ceremonial hand-over that will take place at the National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT on Wednesday 20thMarch 2019 at 4:30pm GMT.
On behalf of the people and Government of Ethiopia, Her Excellency Dr Hirut Kassaw, Minister of Culture and Tourism, will be present to receive the human remains from the museum’s Director on the occasion.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, London, UK.