Ukraine has always considered Ethiopia as a promising and reliable partner to create a comprehensive mutually beneficial cooperation in Africa.
Today there are no political or economic obstacles and misunderstandings in bilateral Ukrainian-Ethiopian relations, which creates favorable conditions for the realization of existing potential the two countries.
A number of visits were organized since the establishment of diplomatic relations and this fact positively affected bilateral political cooperation.
March 2, 2001 - the meeting with the participation of First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Y.Sergeyev the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Tekeda Alemu took place in the framework of the delegation of Ukraine in the fifth extraordinary summit of the Organization of African Unity. During the meeting, the parties discussed the prospects of bilateral relations between Ukraine and Ethiopia and the acceleration of Ukrainian-Ethiopian dialogue within the UN.
July 7-11, 2001 - the famous Ethiopian politician and businessperson, an independent Member of Parliament Girma Voldehiorhis (who was later elected President of Ethiopia) visited Ukraine.
January 21-23, 2002 – the Ukrainian delegation headed by the State Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Y.Serhyeyev visited Ethiopia. During the visit, the meetings with President H.Voldehiorhis, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs T.Alemu, ministers of education, defense, agriculture, finance, and economic development were organized.
In June 2003 - Defence Minister of Ethiopia A.Hemeda visited Ukraine; during the visit, the sides discussed prospects of military and technical cooperation.
February 25-28, 2004 - the Ukrainian delegation headed by First Deputy Minister of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine O.Shnypko visited Ethiopia.
February 26 - March 2, 2006 - Deputy Minister of Defence of Ukraine M.Neschadym made the visit to Ethiopia. The Protocol of Understanding between the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine and Ethiopia, which defines the main directions of bilateral military cooperation, was signed.
April 5-10, 2009 - the Parliamentary delegation of Ukraine headed by the Deputy Head of the Department of Parliamentary Liaison V.Hamyanin arrived in Ethiopia to attend the 120th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union of Ethiopia.
January 16-20, 2012 - the visit to Ethiopia of the delegation, which included a member of the Supreme Council of Ukraine Kateryna Samoilyk, was carried out. During the visit, the connections with leaders of Ethiopia were established and the inter-parliamentary cooperation was discussed.
December 26, 2016 - Political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of Ukraine and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia were held in Addis Abeba. The Ukrainian delegation was headed by Mr. Oleh Herasуmenko, Ambassador at Large, Head of the United Nations Security Council Membership Task Force. Ethiopian Side was represented by the Director-General of the Directorate for European Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia Mr. Kassa Gebereyohannes and the Coordinator for the United Nations Security Council issues Mr. Tsegab Kebebew.
September 5, 2019 - the second round of bilateral political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia was held in Addis Ababa. The Ukrainian delegation was headed by Director-General for the Middle East and Africa of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mrs. Myroslava Shcherbatyuk, while the Ethiopian delegation was led by Director-General for European and European Union Affairs H.E. Mr. Mehreteab Mulugeta.
In recent years, the Ministry of National Defense of Ethiopia and the relevant authorities of Ukraine actively exchanged visits.