Ethiopian ambassador to the UK Ambassador Teferi visited the world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A)
Ambassador Teferi visited the world-renowned Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in South Kensington, where he was met by the Museum’s Director, Dr Tristram Hunt.
The V&A (alongside other UK national cultural collections) houses a number of priceless treasures seized by the British Army 152 years ago at the Battle of #Maqdala in 1868.
On the occasion, Ambassador Teferi and Dr. Hunt engaged in a productive discussion on how best to revitalise the Government of #Ethiopia’s claim to the Maqdala treasures.
“I am here to thank and appreciate the V&A for the remarkable manner in which it continues to look after the Maqdala treasures, and to repeat and underline my Government’s fervid claim to the Maqdala treasures,” the Ambassador said.
Dr. Hunt on his part thanked the Ambassador for his visit, and expressed the “V&A’s readiness to revamp its working relations with the Ethiopian Embassy”, offering to explore a new bilateral proposal for future partnership.