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 ... Read More»

NBA Stars Bring Basketball and Life Skills to Ethiopian Youth

The U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), UNICEF and the Ethiopian Basketball Federation, hosted a basketball clinics and conducted outreach on leadership skills for Ethiopian youths from July 29-31, 2017 in Addis Ababa and Mekelle.  Four basketball stars participated in the clinics and also served on a panel to discuss “Sports ... Read More»

Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the Joined Up Justice Forum

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the Joined Up Justice Forum May 20, 2017 Tenestaleygn, endemn aderachu,  attam (or akkam) bultanni. Your Excellency President of the Federal Supreme Court Dagne Melaku, Your Excellency Attorney General Getachew Ambaye, Pastor Daniel, Distinguished officials and members of the Joined Up Justice Forum Ladies ... Read More»

Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the 2017 National Day Celebration

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargè d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the National Day Celebration May 19, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good Afternoon, Indemenwalachu! Friends and Colleagues, This is my first and last national day address during my three years in Ethiopia.  I promise to be brief.   You likely have two questions that I ... Read More»

Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Pre-Departure Orientation Reception

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargè d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellowship Pre-Departure Orientation Reception May 10, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Salaam!  Good evening ladies and gentlemen, friends. I would like to acknowledge several esteemed guests: Nicole Chulick, the Deputy Coordinator for Products in the Bureau of International Information Programs ... Read More»

U.S. -Africa Leaders Summit Remarks

August 4, 2014 Remarks Secretary of State John Kerry At a Working Session on Resilience and Food Security in a Changing Climate Remarks by Secretary Kerry at the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Ministerial Remarks by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit August 5, 2014 Remarks by the President at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum Expanding the U.S.-Africa Economic Relationship U.S.-Africa Forum ‘Will Catalyze Billions in Business Deals’ Kerry at Business Forum Session on Shaping the Future of Africa Kerry at U.S.-Africa Clean Energy Finance Signing Ceremony Treasury Secretary Lew at U.S.-Africa Business Forum Commerce Secretary Pritzker at U.S.-Africa Business Forum African Leaders, U.S. Officials Counter Wildlife Trafficking August 6, 2014 Statement by Chair of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit President Obama at Conclusion of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit African Summit Yields $37 Billion in U.S. Commitment Investments Announced at Symposium for African Spouses U.S., London Foundation Boost Help for African Children with HIV Obama’s Toast at U.S.-Africa Leders Summit Dinner at White House Obama’s Remarks to Opening Session of U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit New Pact Aims to Expand Trade Between U.S., West Africa Michelle Obama, Laura Bush on ‘Investing in Our Future’ First Lady on Advancement for Women and Girls in Africa Educated Girls, Empowered Women Offer Hope in Africa Investments in Africa Help Lift People out of Poverty African, U.S. Leaders Announce New Partnerships to Help Farmers Remarks by Kerry, South Sudanese President Remarks by Kerry, Ethiopian Prime Minister Remarks by Kerry, African Union Commission Chair Remarks by Kerry, Eastern African Leaders Africa: Remarks With IGAD Leaders After Their Meeting Factsheets Facts on Security Initiative Between U.S., 6 African Partners Facts on U.S. Partnerships to Counter Terrorism in Africa Facts on U.S. Support for Peacekeeping in Africa U.S. Support to Africa through the IAEA Peaceful Uses Initiative Facts on Doing Business in Africa Campaign Facts on U.S. Efforts to Increase Access to Power in Africa White House Facts on U.S.-African Cooperation on Food Security White House on U.S. Support for Good Governance, Human Rights Facts on U.S. Support for Combating Wildlife Trafficking Facts on U.S. Investment in Africa for Common Future Facts on U.S.-African Cooperation in Gender Equality Facts on U.S. Engagement on Climate Change in Africa Photos on FLICKR White House Dinner Arrival ... Read More»

AGOA Forum 2013

The 12th annual African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum takes place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the theme “Sustainable Transformation through Trade and Technology,” bringing together senior U.S. administration officials, African government ministers as well as U.S. and African business and civil society stakeholders. The private sector, civil society, and African Women Entrepreneurs Program ... Read More»
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