Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor on Progress toward HIV Epidemic Control in Ethiopia

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia on Progress towards HIV Epidemic Control in Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia December 10, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Ladies and Gentlemen, Good Afternoon! It’s great to be here with you today as we celebrate the successful completion of the landmark Ethiopia HIV Impact Assessment. The encouraging results show us ...
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Ethiopia Marks World AIDS Day with Optimism Following New Report on HIV Care and Treatment Progress

New data from the Ethiopia Population-based HIV Impact Assessment (EPHIA) show progress in expanding access to HIV treatment, identifies areas for further progress. On World AIDS Day, the Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and ICAP at Columbia ...
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U.S. Embassy Awards Special Self-Help Grants to Four Local Organizations

U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor presided over a ceremony awarding grants to four local civil society and community based organizations in Ethiopia through the Ambassador’s Special Self-Help Program managed by U.S. Embassy’s Community Grants Office. The projects will be implemented over the next year, directly impacting the lives of over 500 people in need ...
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Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy meets with Minister of Finance Ahmed Shide

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy met with His Excellency, Minister of Finance Ahmed Shide to discuss U.S. support for Ethiopia’s long-term economic growth. Assistant Secretary Nagy expressed the United States’ commitment to partner with Ethiopia to promote a business and investment climate that encourages innovation and job creation and increased ...
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Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy toured facilities at Ethiopian Airlines

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy and Ambassador Michael Raynor toured facilities at Ethiopian Airlines during his visit to Ethiopia, to better understand the achievements of one of the world’s most successful airlines.  A/S Nagy was hosted by the COO Mr. Mesfin Tasew and the VP for Strategy Planning and Alliances, ...
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Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy Meets with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy and Ambassador Michael Raynor met with His Excellency, Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu, to discuss opportunities for mutual cooperation regionally and internationally, as well as in support of Ethiopia’s ambitious program of economic and political reforms. Assistant Secretary Nagy welcomed Ethiopia’s ongoing rapprochement with Eritrea and Ethiopia’s ...
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Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy meets with Minister of Peace Muferihat Kamil

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy and Ambassador Michael Raynor met with Her Excellency, Minister of Peace Muferihat Kamil, on November 29 to learn more about the goals and priorities of the newly formed Ministry of Peace. Assistant Secretary Nagy expressed strong support for Ethiopia’s reform agenda and for the Ministry of ...
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Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy meets with Ethiopian Minister of Defense Aisha Mohammed

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy, Ambassador Michael Raynor, and General Thomas D. Waldhauser of U.S. Africa Command met with Her Excellency Minister of Defense Aisha Mohammed on November 28 to discuss opportunities for security cooperation between the United States and Ethiopia. During the meeting, the Assistant Secretary expressed optimism following ...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy arrives in Addis Ababa

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy arrived in Addis Ababa today, November 28, for a three-day visit that will include engagements focused on the United States’ relationship with Ethiopia and the sixth annual U.S.-African Union High Level Dialogue. This is Nagy’s first visit to Ethiopia since his confirmation on July 23, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor Addresses at Jigija University

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Addresses at Jigija University Jigjiga, Ethiopia November 27, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   His Excellency Mustafa Mohamed Omer, Somali Regional State President Mr. Elias Oumar, Acting President and Academic Vice President, Jigjiga University Students and friends, Good morning, and thank you for joining me this morning. It’s good to ...
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U.S. Completes Cultural Preservation Project at Bete Golgotha Mikael in Lalibela

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor and State Minister of Culture and Tourism Bizunesh Meseret jointly inaugurated the completion of the preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela today. Representatives of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, the Lalibela government administration, members of the National Scientific Committee, and invited guests attended this special event. This project was funded ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Completion of Conservation Work at Bete Golgotha Mikael

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Completion of Conservation Work at Bete Golgotha Mikael Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 21, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Ladies and Gentlemen Good morning! In February, I visited Lalibela for the first time, and had the honor to launch the second U.S. Embassy cultural preservation project in Lalibela, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at 8th Bilateral Defense Conference between the US and Ethiopia

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the 8th Bilateral Defense Conference between the U.S. and Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 15, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good morning. Her Excellency Minister Aisha Mohammed, Minister of Defense; General Birhanu Jula, Deputy Chief of Staff; Ms. Michelle Lenihan, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African ...
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The United States and Ethiopia Hold 8th Bilateral Defense Conference

U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor was joined by Principal Director for African Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense Michelle Lenihan at the 8th Bilateral Defense Conference between the United States and Ethiopia. In acknowledgement of Ethiopia’s commitment to lasting reforms, Ambassador Raynor stressed that the United States is viewed the meetings ...
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New U.S. Investment Continues Support to Strengthen Ethiopia’s Education System

– The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ethiopian Ministry of Education launched the new READ II project to improve the reading and writing skills of 15 million children in grades 1-8. The five-year, $86 million READ II project will build on successful partnerships forged between USAID and the Ministry of Education ...
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U.S. Embassy launches two year English language program

  U.S. Embassy launches two year English language program for youth in Jimma  Jimma, Ethiopia, November 5, 2018 – The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa is pleased to launch the English Access Microscholarship Program, known as Access, in Jimma. The Access program is funded by the U.S. Government to provide a foundation of English language skills ...
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U.S. Ambassador launches project to restore Aba Jiffar Palace

The U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor took part in a launch ceremony for a project under the U.S. Ambassador’s fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) aimed at restoring the Aba Jiffar Palace, one of the most important cultural heritage sites in the Oromia Region, and beyond. The U.S. government, through the AFCP, is providing $125,000 through the World Monuments ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Launch of Restoration of Aba Jiffar Palace

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the launch of Restoration of Aba Jiffar Palace Aba Jiffar Palace, Jimma November 2, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good morning. Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, and Friends Thank you all for allowing me to be here this morning. This is my first trip to Jimma, and I’m ...
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Ambassador Michael Raynor Addresses Jimma University Students

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Addresses Jimma University Students Jimma University, Jimma November 1, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Hi everyone, It’s great to see you all here; thanks very much for coming. My Embassy colleagues and I have a schedule full of great events during our trip to Jimma, including a visit to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the launch of Center for International Private Enterprise Regional Office

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the launch of CIPE Regional Office Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa October 25, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good evening! I’m honored to be here tonight to help celebrate an exciting new milestone in Ethiopia’s reform efforts, and yet another milestone in the United States’ support for those reforms. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at a round table with VOA team and journalists

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at a round table with VOA team and journalists U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa October 24, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good afternoon everyone. I’d like to thank our friends from Voice of America for organizing this roundtable, and especially to thank all of you for your commitment to your ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at Inclusive Fashion Show

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Inclusive Fashion Show Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa October 05, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good evening! Thank you all so much for being here tonight for the second annual Inclusive Fashion Show. I’m very proud and happy that the U.S. Embassy in Ethiopia is once again supporting this ...
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U.S Embassy Organizes 2nd Inclusive Fashion Show to Promote Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. Embassy organized the second Inclusive Fashion Show to promote inclusion of persons with disabilities.  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael A. Raynor said, “Inclusivity is about giving every member of your community the chance to reach his or her fullest potential. Inclusivity also ensures that each of us is able to contribute fully to our ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at a reception in honor of the 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholars and ADS

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Welcome Reception for American Exchange Scholars U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa October 02, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Good evening. My wife, Kate, and I are very honored and happy to host this gathering of this year’s Fulbright Scholars and Ambassador’s Distinguished Scholars, as well as our Ethiopian ...
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U.S. Embassy Showcases Winning Projects from Solve IT! Competition

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa wrapped up its SolveIT! competition with a public showcase of 31 innovative technology projects on September 22, 2018.  SolveIt! is a national innovation competition launched by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with U.S.-based NGO Humanity plus (H+) and iCog Labs and an Ethiopian Artificial Intelligence (AI) company. The SolveIT! ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at Solve It! National Competition

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Solve IT! National Competition Mosaic Hotel, Addis Ababa September 22, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Her Excellency, Ms. Efra Ali, State Minister for Science and Technology. Distinguished guests, friends and colleagues. Thank you very much for being here this afternoon, as we celebrate the fantastic results of an ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at “Our Ethiopia” Video Challenge Awards Ceremony

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at “Our Ethiopia” Video Challenge Awards Ceremony Ethiopian National Theatre, Addis Ababa July 23, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Hello, and thank you very much for joining us this evening. And particular thanks to Her Excellency Fozia Amin, the Minister of Culture and Tourism, for being an important part ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Raynor at 8th Bilateral Dialogue on Human Rights, Democracy, and Governance

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor Human Rights and Democracy Dialogue: Ethiopia and the United States          Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia July 19, 2018 9:00 a.m.   (As prepared for delivery)  Good morning to everyone here today – whether from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department of State in Washington, or the U.S. ...
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Keynote Speech by Ambassador Michael Raynor at Good Governance Workshop for Members of the Ethiopian Parliament

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Good Governance Workshop for Members of the Ethiopian Parliament  June 30, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   The Honorable Asmelash Woldesilasie, Chief Government Whip for the House of People’s Representatives Members of Parliament, Pastor Daniel Gebresellasie, President of Justice for All-Prison Fellowship Ethiopia, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for ...
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U.S. Government, Partners Organize Second Annual Ethiopian Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Program Conference in Addis Ababa

The U.S. Embassy helped to organize the second annual Ethiopia Field Epidemiology & Laboratory Training Program (EFELTP) conference at the Ethiopian Public Health Institute on June 25-28, 2018 in Addis Ababa. The three-day workshop focused on “Addressing Global Health Security in Ethiopia through the Field Epidemiology Training Program” with a goal of advancing the country’s ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Field Epidemiology Training Program

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Field Epidemiology Training Program Ethiopian Public Health Institute, Addis Ababa June 28, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good Morning I’m extremely honored and happy to be with such an impressive group this morning. Thank you for being a part of this very important program. The Field Epidemiology ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Power Africa MOU Signing

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Power Africa MOU Signing Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa June 21, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good Afternoon, Thank you to the Minister of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity, Dr. Engineer Seleshi Bekele for joining us and for the strong partnership we enjoy with your ministry on both power ...
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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan and U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor Host Business Climate Roundtable

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan and Ambassador Michael Raynor hosted a roundtable with high-level Ethiopian government officials and a large delegation of U.S. companies in Addis Ababa today. The Ethiopian Minister of Trade, along with State Ministers for the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Public Enterprises, the Ministry of Industry, and the Commissioner ...
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U.S. Ambassador Inaugurates first Regional Public Health Institute, Launches Emergency Operation Center in Amhara Region

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor joined the Amhara Regional Health Bureau to formally inaugurate Ethiopia’s first regional public health institute, as well as the first regional Emergency Operation Center (EOC) on June 22, 2018. The project is the result of a joint effort of the Amhara Regional Health Bureau and Amhara Public Health Institute (APHI) supported ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Inauguration of Amhara Public Health Institiute

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Inauguration of Amhara Public Health Institute Bahir Dar June 22, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Your Excellency Gedu Andargachew, President of the Amhara Regional State; Mrs. Saharla Abdulahi, State Minister of Health; Dr. Abebaw Gebeyehu, Head of the Amhara Regional Health Bureau; Dr. Ebba Abate, Director General of the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Discussion on Responsible Business Practices

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Discussion on Responsible Business Practices Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa June 21, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good afternoon everyone, and thank you for being a part of this very important discussion. There has been a lot of talk of change in Ethiopia recently. And I have to ...
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U.S. Companies Promote Responsible Business Practices in Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially opened a half-day panel discussion titled “Responsible Business: American Companies in Ethiopia,” on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa. The panel discussion focused on the role of American companies in promoting responsible business practices in Ethiopia, and what needs to be done to attract such ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the World Refugee Day Event

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the World Refugee Day Event American Center, Addis Ababa June 19, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Clementine Nkweta-Salami: UNHCR Representative to Ethiopia; Ato Eyob Awoké: ARRA Head of Programs; Distinguished colleagues and friends. Good evening, and thank you for coming together to mark World Refugee Day in Ethiopia, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the arrival of Ethiopian Airlines’ Inaugural Flight to Chicago

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Ethiopian Airlines Inaugural Flight to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Chicago June 11, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good morning. I’m very happy to be here in Chicago after the historic and very pleasant inaugural flight between Addis Ababa and Chicago on Ethiopian Airlines. Congratulations to Ethiopian Airlines, Ato ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Ethiopian Airlines Inaugural Flight to Chicago

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Ethiopian Airlines Inaugural Flight to Chicago Ethiopian Airlines, Addis Ababa June 10, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good afternoon. Thank you for including me in this latest in an amazing series of milestones for Ethiopian Airlines. Just a few days ago, we celebrated the arrival of the 100th ...
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U.S. Embassy Celebrates Muslim Heritage in Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador to the Ethiopia, Michael Raynor visited the Nejashi Mosque this week to learn more about the history of Muslims in Ethiopia and followed his trip by hosting an Iftar dinner for Islamic leaders, business professionals, NGO leaders, media representatives, and academics from the Addis Ababa Muslim community. At the Nejashi Mosque, the Ambassador ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Negash Mosque visit

Ambassador Mike hosted an Iftar dinner for different Muslim communities in Ethiopia including Government officials, NGOs and media. Iftar dinners are far more common in the United States, and a regular occurrence among the more than three million American Muslims and their friends who are, like Islam itself, a part of our American fabric.
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the C-130 Handover Ceremony

Ambassador Mike participated in a ceremony to deliver a C-130 transport aircraft on behalf of the United States to Ethiopia yesterday. The C-130 will further enhance Ethiopia’s capacity to play a vital role in regional peacekeeping missions, enabling Ethiopia to move humanitarian supplies where they are needed in a timely manner and protect the lives ...
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U.S. Government Delivers C-130 Aircraft to Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor participated in a ceremony to deliver a C-130 aircraft on behalf of the United States Government to Ethiopian Air Force Head, General Adem Mohammed. The C-130 will further enhance Ethiopia’s capacity to play a vital role in regional peacekeeping missions, enabling Ethiopia to move humanitarian supplies where they are needed in a ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor Honoring the Legacy of Colonel John C. Robinson

Ambassador Mike attended wreath laying ceremony to honor the legacy of Colonel John C. Robinson. Col Robinson is best known for his contributions to the Ethiopian Air Force at the onset of WWII and in later helping to establish Ethiopian Airlines, but his efforts have had much wider contributions to the relationship between our countries, ...
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U.S. Embassy Honors the Legacy of Colonel John C. Robinson

The U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa held a wreath-laying ceremony to honor Colonel John C. Robinson in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Ethiopian aviation and strengthening relations between the United States and Ethiopia. Following a ceremony at Gulele Cemetery, led by His Eminence Cardinal Berhaneyesus Souraphael Metropolitan Archbishop of Addis Ababa, Ambassador Raynor delivered remarks ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the U.S. National Day Celebration

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the U.S. National Day Celebration U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa May 10, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)                      Ambassador Birtukan, ladies and gentlemen, good evening and thank you very much for joining us As Ambassador Mary Beth mentioned, this year ...
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U.S. Embassy Inaugurates Satchmo Center Public Engagement Space

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially inaugurated the new state-of-the-art Satchmo Center at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa.  The Satchmo Center is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and offers a wide variety of programs to the Ethiopian public through a free membership program. The Satchmo Center is named after the famous African-American Jazz Musician Louis Armstrong ...
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2018 U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Conference “Partners for a Brighter Future in Ethiopia”

The 2018 U.S. Exchange Program Alumni Conference – “Partners for a Brighter Future in Ethiopia” – was organized by the U.S. Embassy and brought together 250 alumni from all over Ethiopia.  Discussions focused on how participants could contribute to Ethiopia in areas such as volunteerism, women’s empowerment, disability and inclusiveness, business and entrepreneurship, learning across ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor At the Conference of Alumni of State Department Exchange Programs

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Conference of Alumni of State Department  Exchange Programs UNECA, Addis Ababa April 21, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)                      Good morning, and thank you all so much for being here. It’s great to see so many U.S. Government ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa April 12, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you all for being here this afternoon to support our 55 newest Peace Corps volunteers, and to celebrate with them as their service in Ethiopia officially begins. Ethiopia was among ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the opening ceremony of Pizza Hut

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Opening Ceremony of Pizza Hut U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa April 10, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) It’s a great pleasure for me to be here today, to help celebrate this latest milestone in the ever-strengthening commercial ties between the United States and Ethiopia. I’d like to extend ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the installation of cargo screening machines at Ethiopian Airlines

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the installation of cargo screening machines at Ethiopian Airlines U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa April 9, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) It’s a great pleasure for me to be here today, as we celebrate the latest in a long line of important milestones in the relationship between the United States ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the Crow and Canyon Music Performance

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Crow and Canon Music Performance U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa March 20, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you very much! I’m really happy to join Ambassador Mary Beth in welcoming you all to tonight’s modern American bluegrass concert by Crow and the Canyon. And we’re very honored ...
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Press Briefing with Ambassadors Michael Raynor and Mary Beth Leonard

Africa Regional Media Hub Press Briefing with Ambassadors Michael Raynor and Mary Beth Leonard Post-Trip Readout Via Teleconference, Addis Ababa March 9, 2018   OPERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the post-trip readout. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later there will be an opportunity for ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the Alumni Global Health Workshop

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Alumni Global Health Workshop Capital Hotel, Ethiopia February 7, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Good evening, and welcome to Ethiopia! Thank you for making time in your very busy lives to participate in our first “Alumni Global Health Workshop,” here in Addis Ababa. And please accept my ...
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U.S. Alumni Global Health Workshop Kicks off in Addis

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially opened a three-day regional U.S. Alumni Global Health workshop on February 6, 2018 at the Capital Hotel. The workshop brings together twenty two alumni of U.S.-government sponsored exchange programs from Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, and Tanzania, with the aim of sharing best practices for communicating public health information.  The workshop ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the commencement of a preservation project of Bet Golgotha Micheal churches

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the commencement of a preservation project of Bet Golgotha Micheal churches Lalibela, Ethiopia February 3, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Good morning! Your Excellency Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, Abba Yared Misganaw, Head of the Administration of the Lalibela Churches, Members of the ...
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U.S.-funded Preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela Launched

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor and Minister for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, jointly launched a new project for the preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela, on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The preservation work is funded with a grant from the U.S. Embassy through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  The project ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the launch of a book “Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom”

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the launch of a book “Ethiopia: the living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom” U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa January 22, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Good Evening, and welcome! Your Excellency the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, Your Holiness Abune Matthias, Patriarch of Ethiopia, ...
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U.S. Embassy Highlights Support for Cultural Preservation at Book Launch – “Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom”

The Ambassador of the United States of America Michael A. Rayner hosted a reception for the launch of the book “Ethiopia: The Living Churches of an Ancient Kingdom.” Minister of Culture and Tourism Dr. Hirut Woldemariam and His Holiness Abune Matthias attended the launch along with Ambassadors, artists, photographers, scholars and journalists. The book has 544 pages ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at the 15th YALI Connect Camp Closing Ceremony

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the 15th YALI Connect Camp Closing Ceremony  Satchmo Center, Ethiopia December 15, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good morning and a warm welcome to Ethiopia for our guests! As YALI Connect Camp participants, I know that you have spent the last week here Addis Ababa getting ...
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The 15th YALI Connect Camp in Ethiopia Workshop Successfully Concluded

The 15th Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Connect Camp successfully concluded in Addis Ababa. The regional workshop was held December 10-15, 2017 for Mandela Washington Fellowship alumni and their mentees to learn about facilitating innovation for social change. The seventeen participants from East and Central Africa developed their leadership and mentoring skills, facilitated collaborative projects, ...
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Press round table with Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto

Official Transcript Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto Press Roundtable – U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa December 8, 2017 A/S Yamamoto: It’s great to be back in Ethiopia, and of course especially with the press. One of the things that we’ve always emphasized was on training and capacity building in the press ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Youth

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia in Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Youth Dire Dawa University, Ethiopia December 5, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon everyone. I’m very excited and honored to be here today. Thank you, Dr. Yitbarek, and Dire Dawa University, for supporting both this exhibition and ...
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U.S. Embassy sponsors African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards

The U.S. Embassy partnered with the African Mosaique Design Center to sponsor the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards, as a gesture of confidence in the participants’ very bright futures in the fashion industry. Eight promising Ethiopian fashion designers with outstanding works were selected for the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards. The awards were handed out ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards African Mosaique, Legetafu November 30, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good evening!  What a wonderful night! Thank you, Anna and African Mosaique, for letting me be a part of this fantastic event. And congratulations on the inauguration of this impressive ...
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Reaffirming U.S. Leadership and Commitment to Partnership in the Fight Against HIV AIDS

Open letter by U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ambassador Michael Raynor Each year, we mark World AIDS Day on December 1 as a time to remember those who have lost their lives to this disease, and also to reaffirm our commitment to caring for those living with HIV, to working to prevent its spread, and ultimately ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Launch of Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Launch of Comprehensive Refugee Response Framwork Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa November 28, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good Morning! Your Excellency State Minister Solomon Tesfaye from the Office of the Prime Minister, Diplomatic colleagues, Head of Agencies and International Organizations, and Distinguished Guests. We are ...
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Ambassador Michael Raynor interview with VOA Amharic

Ambassador Michael Raynor VOA Amharic November 21, 2017 VOA: Ambassador Michael Raynor, Happy Thanksgiving. Ambassador Raynor: Thank you very much. Happy Thanksgiving to you. VOA: And thank you very much for your time. Ambassador Raynor: My pleasure. VOA: I want to begin with your priorities or focused areas. In a video message to the Ethiopian ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the BlueMoon – Draper University Networking Breakfast

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the BlueMoon-Draper University Network Breakfast Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 16, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good morning. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful initiative. Thank you, Dr. Eleni, for arranging this opportunity, and for your dedication to fostering ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Arrival of Boeing 787-9 Aircraft for Ethiopian Airlines

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the arrival ceremony of Boeing 787-9 Aircraft  Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa October 27, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) His Excellency Ahmed Shide, Minister of Transport Tewolde GebreMariam, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Excellences Ladies and Gentlemen It’s a tremendous pleasure and honor for ...
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Readout of a Meeting between Ambassador Haley and African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs Minata Samate Cessouma

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, met with African Union Commissioner for Political Affairs Minata Samate Cessouma at African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ambassador Haley and Commissioner Samate discussed a range of topics of mutual concern on the continent, including the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), and the ...
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Transcript of Press Availability by Ambassador Nikki Haley at the African Union

Ambassador Haley: Alright, if everyone is ready please just give me thumbs up that you ready will go across ready? Are you ready? ready?  Ok very good. Well, first of all we are thrilled to be in Addis and obviously trilled to be here at the AU. I had a wonderful meeting with the AU Commissioner and ...
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Readout of a Meeting between Ambassador Haley and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

Ambassador Nikki Haley, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn today in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ambassador Haley thanked Prime Minister Hailemariam for his country’s leadership in continuing to host desperate people fleeing conflict in the region and for Ethiopia’s decades-long generosity hosting refugees from nearby countries. Ambassador Haley ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador Michael A. Raynor at TRANSFORM Launch

Remarks by Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at TRANSFORM Launch  Sheraton Addis, Addis Ababa October 16, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Honorable Minister of Health, Professor Yifru Berhan Deputy Country Director of the Korea International Cooperation Agency, Ms. Ji-eun Seong Distinguished Heads and Deputies of the Regional Health Bureaus Distinguished representatives from the Federal ...
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USAID Launches $181 Million in Activities to Help Prevent Maternal and Child Deaths

Addis Ababa, October 16, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched a suite of four activities to address preventable maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia. These “Transform” activities will support the Government of Ethiopia’s overall efforts to prevent child and maternal deaths. USAID is investing approximately $181 million (USD) in these activities ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Youth

Remarks by  Michael Raynor U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in supporting Youth  Bahir Dar American Corner, Bahir Dar October 11, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon everyone. I’m so excited to be here with you in Bahir Dar, on my first visit outside of Addis Ababa. I’d like to ...
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U.S. Embassy Highlights Importance of Youth in Bahir Dar through Photo Exhibition

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, October 11, 2017: The United States Embassy partnered with Bahir Dar University to bring a photo exhibition marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy.  The exhibition, which commemorates President Kennedy’s life and work, will be open to the public at the Bahir Dar American Corner located at ...
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U.S. Government Grant Supports Water and Sanitation Facilities for Refugees

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 11, 2016– Today U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach participated in a signing ceremony to award a Julia Taft Fund grant for refugees to International Rescue Committee-Ethiopia. The U.S. government is proud to partner with government, international organizations, and NGOs like IRC to support Ethiopia as it hosts the largest population ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Celebration of U.S. Independence Day

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia At the celebration of U.S. Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2016 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) Ladies and Gentlemen, Fellow Ambassadors, Diplomats, Friends! Thank you for joining us today to celebrate the 240th anniversary of American Independence. Together with the U.S. Charge d’Affaires to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach at the Completion ceremony of preservation work at Biet Gabriel Raphael

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Completion ceremony of preservation work at Biet Gabriel Raphael Sunday, June 5, 2016 Lalibela, Ethiopia (As prepared for delievery) H.E. Engineer Aisha Mohammed, Minister, Ministry of Culture and Tourism Aba Woldetensay, Administrator of the Lalibela Churches Ato Melkamu Mamo, Mayor of Lalibela City Administration Respected fathers of ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach at the International Women in Business Luncheon

“TED TALK Style” Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the International Women in Business Luncheon Tuesday , May 17, 2016 Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa (As prepared for delievery) Distinguished guests, Ladies, Good afternoon! Thank you for coming today and taking time out of your busy schedules. It great to have a room full ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach At the “Workshop on Children with Cancer in Ethiopia: Improving Access, Survival, and Quality of Care”

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia At the “Workshop on Children with Cancer in Ethiopia:  Improving Access, Survival, and Quality of Care” Jimma University and The Aslan Project Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (As prepared for delievery) Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good morning to everyone! It is with great pleasure that I am ...
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Remarks for Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach Col. John C. Robinson American Center Grand Opening

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Grand Opening of Col. John C. Robinson American Center Monday, May 9, 2016 National Achieve and Library Agency, Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Minister of Culture Engineer Aisha Mohammed Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, Good evening everyone! It is with great pleasure that I ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at All-Africa English Language Fellows Conference

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the All-Africa English Language Fellows Conference Monday, February 29, 2016 The Capitol Hotel, Addis Ababa U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa  (As prepared for delivery) ### I am delighted to be here to welcome you all to Addis Ababa for the mid-year African English Language Fellows conference. In ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Jijiga Export Slaughter House and Hello Cash Launch

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Jijiga Export Slaughter House and Hello Cash Launch Friday, February 12, 2016 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa  (As prepared for delivery) Your Excellency, Abdi Mohamud Omar, President of Somali Regional State; Your Excellency, Gebregzabaher GebreYohannes, State Minister, the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries; Senior Officials from ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the MOU Grant Signing Ceremony for the Preservation of Yemerhanna Christos Church

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Memorandum of Understanding Grant Signing Ceremony for the Preservation of Yemerhanna Christos Church Friday, February 12, 2016 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa  (As prepared for delivery) His Holiness Abba Matias Patriarch of Ethiopia, Archbishop of Axum, Etchegue of the See of Saint Tekle Haimanot H.E. Engineer ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the inauguration of Ethiopian Aviation Academy

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Inauguration of Ethiopian Aviation Acadamy Sunday, February 7, 2016 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa  (As prepared for delivery) Ladies and gentlemen, It is with great pleasure to participate in this event today and to recognize the contributions of U.S. citizen John Charles Robinson who came to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the 10th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the 10th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business Summit “Doing Business in Ethiopia” Tuesday, February 2, 2016 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) I’m delighted to see so many participants here for the Doing Business in Ethiopia program, in conjunction with the Corporate Council on Africa’s Summit. ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Well Drilling Rig Handover Ceremony

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Well Drilling Rig handover Ceremony Thursday, January 14, 2016 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa  (As prepared for delivery)   Salem new! Good morning, I would first like to thank the Ethiopian National Defense Forces for this ceremony here at the Officer’s Club and for inviting me to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Save the Children Event to Recognize Ethiopian Government Drought Response

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Save the Children Event to Recognize Ethiopian Government Drought Response Wednesday, January 13, 2016 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa  (As prepared for delivery) USG–Save the Children Partnership in Ethiopia Good Evening to our Government of Ethiopia counterparts, fellow Ambassadors, Carolyn , Diana, John Graham and the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Launching of a new World Vision Project

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Launching of a new World Vision Project Tuesday, December 8, 2015 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa  (As prepared for delivery)  Salem new! Good morning to everyone here this morning and thank you for coming to this very important event marking the completion of one successful project and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development 10th Year Anniversary

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development 10th Year Anniversary Wednesday, December 2, 2015 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery)  Your Excellency Ato Asmelesh Members of Parliament Ministry officials Fellow ambassadors The Ethiopian Center for Disability and Development Team Ladies and gentlemen Indemen aderachu ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Haslach at the Collaborative Workshop on Women and Disabilities as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Collaborative Workshop on Women and Disabilities as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Tuesday, December 1, 2015 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa  (As prepared for delivery)  Salem new! Good Morning to all of my sisters here this morning…as well as the gentlemen present ...
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Ambassador Patricia Haslach interview with VOA

U.S. Government Humanitarian Assistance to the Drought in Ethiopia Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach VOA Amharic Interview November 25, 2015 VOA:  Thank you very much Ambassador Patricia Haslach, U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia. As you know, the failed spring and summer rains compounded with the arrival of El Nino, last weekend summer rains has left 8.2 million ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at Reception to Launch Girls Can Code (GCC) Project

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia  at Reception to Launch Girls Can Code (GCC) Project Thursday, October 29, 2015 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery)  Selam new! Good Evening! Good evening to all of the bright and talented young women here tonight.  I would like to warmly welcome you to the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at Celebrating Golden Hands – Bringing an End to Marginalization, hosted by KMG in Durame

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia At Celebrating Golden Hands – Bringing an End to Marginalization,  hosted by KMG in Durame SNNP Region, Kembatta Zone October 17, 2015 U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) Tuma Yontando. Good morning ladies and gentlemen of Kembatta zone, all of you who have come here ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Inauguration of a Cultural Heritage Perseveration project at Yemrehanna Kristos

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia At the Inauguration of a Cultural Heritage Perseveration project At Yemrehanna Kristos U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa    (As prepared for delivery) Komos Aba Wolde Cherkos – Administrator of the Church, Ms. Adera Chane – Department Head, Office of Culture and Tourism, Elders of the Land, religious leaders, ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Signing of “Statement in Support” of Lima Declaration

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Signing of “Statement in Support” of Lima Declaration April 23, 2015 U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) I am excited to be joining Minister Belete and our European colleagues today to sign this “Statement in Support” of the Lima Declaration on climate change.  ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach on the 239th anniversary of American Independence Day

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the 239th anniversary of American Independence July 3, 2015 U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) (Senior Ethiopian Official), Ladies and Gentlemen, Fellow Ambassadors, Diplomats, Friends! Thank you for joining us today to celebrate the 239th anniversary of American Independence. Together with U.S. Ambassador to ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony April 3, 2015 U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa (As Prepared for delivered) Invitees: o Dr. Kebede Worku,  State Minister for Health – TBC o Peace Corps Trainees o Peace Corps Volunteers, past and present o Ladies and Gentlemen In-de-men a-de-ra-chu and good morning! My duties as ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at World Vision/IRCE Interfaith Roundtable

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia At World Vision/IRCE Interfaith Roundtable March 19, 2015 U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa (As Prepared for delivered) Indemen aderachu and good morning! I want to thank State Minister Dr. Kebede for being here today. Also my friend and colleague Mark Brinkmoeller from USAID’s office of community and faith-based initiatives, ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach at the Opening of the Second Annual Career Day on Women in Diplomacy

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Opening of the Second Annual Career Day on Women in Diplomacy March 18, 2015 U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa As prepared for delivery In-de-men-ader-achu! Good Morning! I am honored to be with you today for the opening of the second annual Career Day on Women and ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach at a Press Conference on Ethiopian Women’s Art Contest

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at a Press Conference on Ethiopian Women’s Art Contest March 17, 2015 US Embassy, Addis Ababa As prepared for delivery I am delighted to welcome invited Ethiopian artists and the media to the U.S. Embassy this afternoon for a press conference on the Ethiopian Women’s Art Competition ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the International Women’s Day Event with Ethiopian Media Women Association Members

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the International Women’s Day Event with Ethiopian Media Women Association members March 11, 2015 U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa As prepared for delivery Good morning.  I am very pleased to be here today to speak to this group of women media professionals.  This is the second time ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the International Women’s Day Event University Success Program for Ethiopian Young Women

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the International Women’s Day Event University Success Program for Ethiopian Young Women March 5, 2015 U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa As prepared for delivery In-de-men a-de-ra-chu and good morning! It is a real pleasure to join you all this morning at this   event to commemorate International Women’s ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia M. Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Dedication of a Reading Garden in Honor of John Robinson

Remarks by Patricia M. Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Dedication of a Reading Garden in Honor of John Robinson February 19, 2015 U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa As Prepared for Delivery Your Excellency Girma Wolde Giorgis, Former President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mr. Henok Tefera, Vice President for Strategic Communications of ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach at the World Vision Book Launch

Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach at the World Vision Book Launch February 5, 2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  Acknowledgements: Ministry of Health (TBC) Dr. Mbillah (General Advisor for Program for Christian, Muslim Relations in Africa); Fellow Ambassadors and Diplomats; Religious leaders; Distinguished guests In-de-men a-de-ra-chu and good morning! It is a distinct honor ...
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Remarks by U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Patricia Haslach at Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network Conference

Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network Conference  Hilton Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia January 21, 2015 Good morning and in-de-men a-de-ra-chu! It is truly a privilege for me to be here today at the first Women in Agribusiness Leadership Network Conference. And we are especially honored to have ...
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Remarks by Patricia Haslach at the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute

“As prepared for delivery” Remarks by Patricia Haslach U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute Bahir Dar, Ethiopia November 18, 2014 Good morning!  I am very excited to be here with you this morning.  I am excited not only because I am at a wonderful university speaking with students, but because this is ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the 13th Annual Daniel Pearl Music Days 2014

13th Annual Daniel Pearl Music Days 2014 Dinner and Classical Music at the CMR October 30, 2014 Good evening everyone and welcome to my home for this special event in commemoration of the 13th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days.The World Music Days were created in response to the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at the Economic Students at Mekelle University

REMARKS TO ECONOMIC STUDENTS MEKELLE UNIVERSITY, OCTOBER 21, 2014, 10:45 AM U.S. Engagement with Ethiopia The United States and the people of Ethiopia share a strong history as friends and partners, since we established diplomatic relations in 1903, over a hundred and ten years ago. Ethiopia is at the diplomatic center of Africa, and the ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach for USAID – Irish AID Signing Ceremony

Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at USAID – Irish AID Signing Ceremony Sheraton Hotel, July 9, 2014 at 9:30 am It gives me the greatest honor and pleasure to be here today to pledge the U.S. Government’s commitment to work with the Government of the Republic of Ireland to support innovation in Ethiopia’s promising dairy sector. The ...
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Welcome Remarks by Ambassador Haslach at Fistula Elimination Conference

High Level Invitees: First Lady Roman Tesfaye Abneh, Honorable Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu, Minister of Health; Distinguished representatives of local and international organizations; It gives me the greatest honor and pleasure to be here today to pledge the U.S. Government’s support for the Government of Ethiopia’s unprecedented commitment to End Fistula and Transform Lives by 2020. ...
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Opening Remarks by Ambassador Haslach at the University of Gondar Hospital Comprehensive Outpatient Center

Your Excellency, Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Your Excellency, Ato Gedu Andargachew President of Amhara Regional State Your Excellency, Dr.  Tedros Adhanom, Minister of Foreign Affairs Your Excellency, Dr. Kesetebirhan Admassu, Minister of Health Your Excellency, Ato Shiferaw Shegutie, Minister of Education Professor Mengesha Admassu, President of the University of Gondar University of Gondar ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach on American Independence Day

(Senior Ethiopian Official), Ladies and Gentlemen, Fellow Ambassadors, Diplomats, Guests! Thank you for joining us today to celebrate the 238th anniversary of American Independence. Together with U.S. Ambassador to the African Union, Ruben Brigety, and our entire Mission team, it is an honor to have you join us on this very important day. I have been ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Patricia Haslach at US Mission World AIDS Day Event

Ato Berhanu Feyissa , Director General of the Federal HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Office Representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Ethiopian Health Nutrition Research Institute  and Ministry of Women Children and Youth Affairs Members of the Press Mission Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today we are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the President’s ...
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Ambassador Haslach’s Speech at International Family Planning Conference introducing John Kerry Video

Introduction of John Kerry Video, November 12, 2013 Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am pleased to introduce this short video containing a message on family planning from the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. As some of you may have heard me say yesterday at the Ministerial event, there have been great achievements ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Haslach at Ethiopian Coffee Exporters Conference

Your Excellency Minister of Trade Kebede Chane International Coffee Organization Executive Director Robério Oliveira Silva and distinguished guests…. Bunna Ewadallo! As the new U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, it is an honor for me to represent the U.S. Government at such a significant event.  I have been informed about the goat who discovered coffee in Ethiopia, ...
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Statement of Patricia M. Haslach, U.S. Ambassador-designate to Ethiopia, Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Corker, and distinguished members of the Committee, I am deeply honored to appear before you today to seek confirmation as U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. I appreciate the confidence that President Obama and Secretary Kerry have shown in me by this nomination. If confirmed, I look forward ...
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