Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Launch of the Advancing Economic Diversification in Ethiopia Project

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Launch of the Advancing Economic Diversification in Ethiopia Project Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa August 23, 2019 (As prepared for delivery)   Your Excellencies, It’s a great pleasure and honor for me to be here this morning to highlight an important centerpiece in the partnership between Ethiopia and …

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Ethiopian Opportunities. American Investments.

The U.S. Department of State invites you to participate in the Ethiopia Partnerships Forum in Washington, D.C. on May 15-16, 2019. The Ethiopia Partnerships Forum (EPF) is a U.S.-Ethiopia economic engagement platform to raise awareness of Ethiopia’s recent economic reforms and emerging business opportunities, and accelerate American investments to transform Ethiopia’s economy. The EPF will …

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Readout of Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump’s Muya Site Visit in Ethiopia and Announcement of OPIC Financing for Muya

Upon arrival, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump, USAID Administrator Mark Green and OPIC Acting President and CEO David Bohigian met with Sara Abera, the owner of Muya Ethiopia, a leading textile and handicrafts company that got its start through the assistance of USAID. The delegation toured the Muya Ethiopia production facility, met with employees, learned more about …

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Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and USAID Administrator Mark Green Meet Ethiopian Women in Coffee Association Entrepreneurs

Today, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and USAID Administrator Mark Green met with businesswomen in the coffee industry at Dumerso Coffee in Addis Ababa to discuss the opportunities and challenges women entrepreneurs face in Ethiopia. During the meeting, Ms. Trump expressed United States’ support for improving the opportunities for women to start and grow …

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White House Advisor to the U.S. President Ivanka Trump Arrives in Addis Ababa

White House Advisor to the U.S. President Ivanka Trump arrived in Addis Ababa today, April 14, for a two-day visit that will focus on African women’s economic inclusion and empowerment. She was greeted by U.S. Ambassador to the African Union Mary Beth Leonard and U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor and is joined by USAID …

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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 Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at USEPA Megacities Partnership Launch

Troy Fitrell U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affairs at USEPA Megacities Partnership Launch UN Conference Center, Addis Ababa September 17, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Honorable Ministers, Excellencies, Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen: I am greatly honored to be here today to celebrate the launch of the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Megacities Partnership with the City of …

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Addis Ababa EPA Joins Air Quality Management Partnership

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) launched an initiative to strengthen air quality management in Addis Ababa.  The Megacity Partnership brings together the Addis Ababa Environmental Protection Authority, and the Ethiopia Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in collaboration with a UN Environment demonstration project on air quality management. The initiative will raise …

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U.S. Supports Geothermal Power in Ethiopia

 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, August 27, 2018:- The United States continues to invest in Ethiopia’s capacity to develop its energy sector.  Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to TM Geothermal Operations Private Limited Company (TMGO) [1] , an Ethiopian company, to coordinate a feasibility study supporting development of the first 50 megawatts of …

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Under Secretary for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan Arrives in Ethiopia for Fact-Finding Mission

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan today launched a fact-finding mission with members of the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Under Secretary Kaplan is joined by representatives from 14 PAC-DBIA member firms and officials from 11 U.S. government agencies on this first stop of …

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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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Strengthening business ties between Ethiopia and the United States

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Middle East and Africa Seward L. Jones visited Ethiopia from August 11-14, 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to explore the trade and investment opportunities, challenges, and strategies facing U.S. companies wishing to do business in Ethiopia. It was also an opportunity to engage with the new American …

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Opening statement by USTR Amb Lighthizer at the AGOA Forum in Togo

Opening Statement by USTR Robert Lighthizer at 2017 AGOA Forum   (As Delivered, August 9, 2017, Lomé, Togo) AMBASSADOR LIGHTHIZER: Good morning, Your Excellency, Prime Minister Komi Klassou; Trade Minister Legzim-Balouki; esteemed members of the Togolese Government; ministers and heads of delegations from the AGOA partner countries; and distinguished delegates and guests. I am honored to be …

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