U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Hammer’s Work in Ethiopia

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer arrived in Ethiopia on September 5 to encourage efforts for an immediate stop to the fighting and participation by the government of Ethiopia and the Tigrayan regional authorities in African Union-led peace talks. Special Envoy Hammer met with Ethiopian government …

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A Day of Remembrance

PRESS STATMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 Today we honor the nearly 3,000 people who were killed, and the more than 6,000 injured, in the worst terrorist attack against the homeland in our nation’s history.  For those who endured that day, the profound sense of loss, as well as the indelible images of sheer bravery, will never …

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On the Occasion of the Ethiopian New Year

PRESS STATMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 11, 2022 On the occasion of the Ethiopian New Year, the United States stands with the people of Ethiopia and supports ongoing diplomatic efforts to realize their desire to live in peace, with economic opportunity for all.  We commend the African Union for its work to bring the Ethiopian government and Tigray …

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

Media Note September 2, 2022 Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer will travel to Ethiopia and the region September 4-15. He will press for an immediate cessation of hostilities and the start of peace talks. In addition to meetings with Ethiopian government and African Union officials, Special Envoy Hammer will meet with …

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The United States is Committed to Peace in Ethiopia and Across the Horn of Africa

Addis Ababa, August 9, 2022– During his first official visit to Ethiopia as U.S. Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA), Ambassador Mike Hammer met with senior Ethiopian government officials and African Union representatives to discuss opportunities and efforts to advance peace in Ethiopia and the region. SEHOA Hammer and Ambassador Tracey Jacobson, Chargé …

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Vital Partners, Shared Priorities: The Biden Administration’s Sub-Saharan Africa Strategy

SPEECH ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FUTURE AFRICA PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA AUGUST 8, 2022 SECRETARY BLINKEN: Thank you so much. Good afternoon, everyone. It’s wonderful to be here, wonderful to be at this extraordinary university. To Professor Maharaj, to the entire leadership of the University of Pretoria, thank you for hosting us today on this magnificent campus. And Madam Minister, my …

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U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Campbell, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration Visited Gambella, Semera, and Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, August 5, 2022 – Deputy Assistant Secretary Elizabeth Campbell in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) of the U.S. Department of State visited Ethiopia this week to visit refugee camps and to gain a deeper understanding of the refugee experience in the country.  She visted Nguenyyiel Refugee Camp in Gambella August …

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Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa Mike Hammer’s Travel to Egypt, the UAE, and Ethiopia

Special Envoy for the Horn of Africa (SEHOA) Mike Hammer will travel to Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Ethiopia July 24-August 1.  He will provide U.S. support toward forging a diplomatic resolution to issues related to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) that would achieve the interests of all parties and contribute to a more peaceful and …

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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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