On behalf of the People and Government of the United States, I offer our deepest condolences on the passing of former President H. E. Girma Woldegiyorgis. With wisdom and foresight, he forged ever-stronger international partnerships for Ethiopia, and deepened the ties of friendship and partnership between Ethiopia and the United States. His dedication to the reforestation of Oromia motivated the United States Government to support the establishment of a nursery to raise 200,000 seedlings for reforestation and create job opportunities for young people. President Girma’s environmental legacy will live on through this reforestation effort.
We honor his legacy and mourn his loss alongside his family and our friends, the people of Ethiopia.
Ambassador Michael A. Raynor