Message from the Ambassador

Ambassador Antoine Chevrier

Welcome!

I am honoured to represent Canada as its Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti, in addition to being Canada’s representative to the African Union (AU), headquartered in Addis Ababa.

Through our Embassy here in Addis Ababa, our Canadian and local staff work to deliver a wide range of programs, including consular services, political and economic relations, trade and investment and development cooperation. Through our honourary consul in Djibouti, we also offer consular services to serve travelling and resident Canadians.

The relationship between Canada and Ethiopia is long-standing, and counts on an important Ethiopian community in Canada. The bilateral partnership between Canada and Ethiopia continues to strengthen and the current context of reforms offers an excellent backdrop to our collaboration. With the second largest population in Africa and one of the fastest growing economies in the world, Ethiopia is a country of strategic importance to Canada, one of our largest bilateral development partners in the world, and is a market of increasing interest to Canadian companies.

Canadian development assistance in Ethiopia focuses on food security, helping Ethiopia's most vulnerable to meet their food and nutritional needs and helping farmers increase production and incomes, and on sustainable economic growth, supporting extractive sector development and creating jobs by supporting small business growth. Additionally, Canada provides humanitarian assistance for Ethiopians in need and for refugees from neighbouring countries living in Ethiopia. Ethiopia is a key, like-minded partner, for our Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights priority.

We cooperate closely with Ethiopia and Djibouti on a range of economic, political and social development matters in a multilateral context. We also work closely with them as partners in the United Nations, La Francophonie and other international organizations.

The AU plays a central role in our engagement in Africa. Our Embassy is strategically placed to engage leaders of AU member states on topics as varied as peace and security, trade and women and girls empowerment.

If you are a Canadian resident or citizen visiting, working or living in Ethiopia or Djibouti, please take a moment to register online using the Registration of Canadians Abroad (ROCA) webpage, or by visiting the Canadian Embassy in Addis, or our honourary consul in Djibouti so that we have your contact information in the case of an emergency.

Thank you!


Biography – Ambassador Antoine Chevrier

Ambassador Antoine Chevrier (BA [Economics], Laval University, 1993; MA [International Relations], Laval University, 1996) started working with the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) in 1997. At Headquarters, he was director of the Haiti Bilateral Development Program, as well as director of the transition team in charge of amalgamating CIDA with Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada in 2013. In 2014, he was appointed director general of the Geographic Coordination and Mission Support Bureau. He has served abroad in various positions, including, from 2009 to 2013, director of the development program at the embassy to Peru and Bolivia. From 2002 to 2006, he assumed various functions, including chief of staff in the Executive Secretariat for Integral Development at the Organization of American States, in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Mr. Chevrier served as high commissioner in Mozambique, Malawi and Eswatini.