National flags of Ethiopia and India have three main colors (Tiranga). The Ethiopian flag is a tricolor of green, yellow, and red and the national emblem at the center. The Indian flag is also a tricolor of saffron, white and green with the Ashoka Chakra at the centre.
For Indian nationals living Ethiopia, this beautiful country and its people have positively shaped our lives. All Ethiopian and Indian nationals agree that our two countries have historical, multifaceted and friendly relations.
To celebrate this solidarity and friendship, Embassy of India in Addis Ababa has taken the lead in distributing flags of our two countries to Indian factories/organizations in Ethiopia, to Ethiopian companies/institutions already having links with India and will also distribute to those who will contribute to promotion of ties between our two countries.
India and Ethiopia have excellent relations. About 100 years ago, there were about 150 Indian families mostly in Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa. Today, about 50 families, mostly from Gujarat, have made Ethiopia their home for the past 4-5 generations. During imperial times, there were thousands of Indian teachers, mostly from Kerala, who taught in secondary schools in Ethiopia. Many of them had taught in interior parts of the country. During the last 20 years, Indian investors have joined them in Ethiopia. They have contributed to the economic development of Ethiopia. According to the Ethiopian Investment Commission, 650 Indian companies registered with EIC have generated employment for about 75,000 Ethiopian workers. Today, we have about 1000 Indian faculty in public universities in Ethiopia.
As Ethiopia was one of the first countries from Africa to establish diplomatic relations with India in 1948, we have commenced celebrations of 75 years of diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and India.
Jai Ethiopia, Jai Hind!