Humanitarian Assistance to Communities in Northern Ethiopia

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JUNE 7, 2022 The United States welcomes the progress in securing more regular access for humanitarian assistance to communities in need in the Afar, Amhara, and Tigray regions of Ethiopia.  In the past seven days, more than 1,100 trucks have reached Tigray to deliver life-saving food, malnutrition treatment and health supplies, and other …

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Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Satterfield’s Travel to Ethiopia

Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa David Satterfield and Deputy Special Envoy Payton Knopf will arrive in Ethiopia April 13 for meetings with Ethiopian government officials, representatives of humanitarian organizations, and diplomatic partners. Their visit continues U.S. efforts towards ceasing hostilities, unhindered humanitarian access, transparent investigations into human rights abuses and violations by all …

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Kenyan Cabinet Secretary of Foreign Affairs Raychelle Omamo at a Joint Press Availability

FOREIGN SECRETARY OMAMO:  Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, from various media houses. We are delighted to welcome you to this press conference.  My name is Raychelle Omamo.  I am the cabinet secretary for foreign affairs of the Republic of Kenya, and I’m delighted to be sharing this platform with my dear friend and colleague, the …

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Statement by President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. on the Executive Order Regarding the Crisis in Ethiopia

  September 17, 2021 The ongoing conflict in northern Ethiopia is a tragedy causing immense human suffering and threatens the unity of the Ethiopian state.  Nearly one million people are living in famine-like conditions, and millions more face acute food insecurity as a direct consequence of the violence.  Humanitarian workers have been blocked, harassed, and …

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Secretary Michael R. Pompeo and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew at a Press Availability

Secretary of State Michael R.Pompeo and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew at Press Availability Sheraton Hotel  February 18, 2010 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  MODERATOR:  Good afternoon.  Welcome to the joint press briefing of His Excellency Ato Gedu Andargachew, Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, and His Excellency U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.  …

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo’s remarks at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

Michael R.Pompeo Secretary of State Liberating Africa’s Entrepreneurs  United Nations Economic Commission for Africa February 19, 2020 SECRETARY POMPEO:  Good morning everyone.  Vera, thank you.  Thank you for the kind introduction.  Thank you all very much for welcoming me.  Let’s see, there we go.  Vera, I think we got the lapel mike.  Here we go.  …

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Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy concludes successful visit to Ethiopia

 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, January 27, 2020 – U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy has concluded a successful visit to Ethiopia which involved the inauguration of the Mekelle American Corner (MAC), a modern space for learning, discovery and collaboration aimed at developing and empowering Ethiopian youth and emerging leaders.  MAC is located at the …

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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at the Bilateral Defense Committee Meeting

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the Bilateral Defense Committee Meeting  Washington D.C, USA December 4, 2019 (As prepared for delivery)   His Excellency Lemma Megerssa, Minister of Defense; General Adem Mohammed, Chief of General Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Force; His Excellency Fitsum Arega, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to …

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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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