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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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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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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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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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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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 Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at SolveIt! Reception

Troy Fitrell U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affairs at Solve It! Reception U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa September 21, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good afternoon and thank you all for coming. First, I want to congratulate each of you for being here – a huge accomplishment all by itself. You’ve been selected because you had an idea ...
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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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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at the Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony

Troy Fitrell U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affairs at Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-in Ceremony U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa September 6, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Peace Corps Trainees Peace Corps Staff and Volunteers, past and present Ladies and Gentlemen Selamnu endemenachu!  Aqam Aqam! Kemey Wu’elkum!  Good afternoon! This is my second opportunity to swear in a new ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at the Joined Up Justice Forum

Troy Fitrell U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affairs at Join up Justice Forum Kereyu Resort Hotel, Adama August 28, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Tenestaleygn, endemn aderachu (Good Morning) Chargé d’Affairs Your Excellency President of Oromia Regional State, Lema Megersa Your Excellency Attorney General, Berhanu Tsegaye, Your Excellency President of the Federal Supreme Court, Dagne Melaku, Your Excellency ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at Tulu Moye Grant Signing

Troy Fitrell  U.S. Embassy Charge d’Affaires at Tulu Moye Grant Signing Ceremony August 27, 2018, 2018 (As prepared for delivery)   Good Afternoon, Thank you to the State Minister of Electricity, Dr. Frehiwot  Woldehanna for joining us and for the strong partnership we enjoy with your ministry on power issues. I would also like to express ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at a reception in honor of the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellows from Ethiopia

Congratulations to all the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders finalists and alternates!  You’ve been selected for one of the most exciting, inspiring and life-changing exchange programs from the Department of State.
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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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Remarks by USAID Mission Director, Leslie Reed at the Inauguration of Lemi Health Center

Leslie Reed  USAID Mission Director at the Inauguration of Lemi Health Center Lemi, Amhara National Regional State, Ethiopia May 3, 2018 (As prepared for delivery) Regional Health Bureau and Woreda Representatives Distinguished guests Indemin aderachu Ask any mother how far she would go to get care for her sick child and you’ll most likely hear ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at the 4th ELPA Annual Conference

The U.S. Embassy is proud to support English language teaching in Ethiopia, and we have made it a priority in our engagement with universities and others.  In the 21st century mastery of English language is not just a luxury, it is a requirement for full engagement in the global economic and global scholarship. 
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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 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On U.S.-Africa Relations: A New Framework

Remarks by  Secretary of State Rex Tillerson On U.S. – Africa Relations: A New Framework  George Manson University, Fairfax, Virginia March 6, 2018 MR CABRERA:  Good morning, everyone.  Thank you so much for being with us today for a very, very special presentation.  I’m honored to welcome our Secretary of State to George Mason, who, ...
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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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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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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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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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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Troy Fitrell at Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Education

Remarks by Troy Fitrell  Deputy Chief of Mission in Honoring President John F. Kennedy’s Legacy in Supporting Education Hawassa College of Teachers Education, Ethiopia December 14, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon everyone. I’d like to thank Ato Mitiku Kajisho (mɪtɪku kɑːdʒʃɔː), Vice Dean of the Hawassa College of Teacher Education (HCTE), and Ato ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Remarks by USAID Mission Director, Leslie Reed

Remarks by Leslie Reed USAID Mission Director At the National Level launch of Livelihoods for Resilience  Capital Hotel, Addis Ababa September 21, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good afternoon and welcome!  I want to extend a special welcome to State Minister Ato Damene Darota and to thank him for joining us here today.   I would ...
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Remarks by Troy Fitrell at Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony

Remarks by Troy Fitrell Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy At Peace Corps Ethiopia Swearing-In Ceremony  U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa September 15, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Selam nau and indemen aderachu!  Aqam Aqam! Kemey Wu’elkum!  Good afternoon! My duties as Charge d’Affaires require me to perform many functions, but this is my first opportunity ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Troy Fitrell at the Elevator Installation Grant Signing Ceremony

Remarks by Troy Fitrell Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the Elevator Installation Grant Signing Ceremony American Center, Ethiopia September 14, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Good Afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen, In any society, everyone needs to have a role in contributing to success.  As communities, we need to make an effort to enable all ...
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Remarks by USAID Administrator Mark Green after Meeting with PM Hailemariam Desalegn

Remarks by Mark Green USAID Administrator  After Meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn Jijiga, Ethiopia August 30, 2017 Administrator Green: It is an honor to be here today, and I’d like to thank the Prime Minister and all the Ethiopian people for your hospitality. My visit is part of a long relationship between our two ...
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Remarks by USAID Administrator Mark Green at Jijiga export slaughter house

Remarks by Mark Green USAID Administrator  At the Jijiga Export Slaughter House Jijiga, Ethiopia August 30, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) ADMINISTRATOR GREEN:  Thank you.  Thank you for the kind introduction. More importantly, thanks to all of you for hosting us here today.  It’s not every day that I get to give my remarks in ...
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Remarks by Troy Fitrell at the contract signing ceremony between Ethiopian Airlines (ET) and Sabre

Remarks by Troy Fitrell Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy At the contract signing ceremony  Between Ethiopian Airlines and Sabre Sheraton Addis Hotel August 30, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Dear Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO OF Ethiopian Airlines, Dear Mr. Dino Gelmetti, Sabre Vice President, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honor and a great ...
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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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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at Second International Ballet Stars Gala

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy At the Second International Ballet Stars Gala Ethiopian National Theatre June 7, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Salem and good evening, ladies and gentlemen, friends, and dancers! Last year, ballet returned to Ethiopia after an absence of 40 years.  Tonight, at the Second International Ballet ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the International Community School

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Classroom Building at the International Community School of Addis Ababa June 02, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Thank you for the introduction and for the invitation to attend this important event.  I would first like to acknowledge ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the Inauguration Ceremony of Regional Public Health Laboratory

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Chargè d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the Inauguration Ceremony of Regional Public Health Laboratory May 25, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Ato Daniel Assefa, Mayor of Mekelle City Your Excellency Dr. Hagos Godefay, Head of Tigray Regional Health Bureau Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honored and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the inauguration ceremony of the National Public Health Training Center at Ethiopian Public Health Institue

Remarks by Peter Vrooman Charge d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy at the inauguration ceremony of the National Public Health Training Center at Ethiopian Public Health Institute March 28, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) I am honored and delighted to be here with you all today to inaugurate this newly constructed National Public Health training center. This ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia

  Remarks by Peter Vrooman, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa at the High-Level Event on the Humanitarian Situation in Ethiopia U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa January 29, 2017 (As prepared for delivery) A year ago we gathered here to draw attention to the 2016 humanitarian appeal.  As Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonnen said, we  ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the opening of the cultural heritage workshop

Remarks by Peter Vrooman, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa at the opening of the cultural heritage workshop National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa December 14, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Dr. Hirut Wolde Mariam, Minister, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ato Yonas Desta, Director General, Authority for Research and Conservation of ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at American Chamber of Commerce Launching Event

Remarks by Peter Vrooman, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa at American Chamber of Commerce Launching Event Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa December 6, 2016 (As prepared for delivery) Your Excellency Mr. Fitsum Arega, Commissioner, Ethiopia Investment Commission American Chamber of Commerce Ethiopia Board of Directors and Steering Committee members Distinguished guests, Ladies and gentlemen, ...
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Remarks by Peter Vrooman at the 2016 Election Day Breakfast

Remarks by Peter Vrooman, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., U.S. Embassy, Addis Ababa at the Election Day Breakfast Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) I’m jealous of Ambassador Mary Beth because she has an “I voted” sticker and I did vote, and Americans can vote when they’re overseas, and our embassy’s facilitated many here.  How ...
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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 Peter Vrooman U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission at the Technical Briefing on Building a Reliable Electric Network

Remarks by Peter Vrooman U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission At the Technical Briefing on Building a Reliable Electric Network Sheraton Hotel, March 16, 2016 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) Good morning, I am Peter Vrooman, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy. Ambassador Haslach extends her regrets that she could not be here ...
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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 Peter Vrooman U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission at the International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit

Remarks by Peter Vrooman U.S. Deputy Chief of Mission At the International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit United Nations Conference Center (ECA Compound) February 8, 2016 U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa (As prepared for delivery) On behalf of the U.S. Government, it is a pleasure to help open this International Social and Behavior Change Communication ...
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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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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 USAID Acting Administrator Lenhardt at the Feed the Future Side Event at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

Thank you, deputy chairperson Mwencha.  The United States shares the African Union’s strong commitment to agricultural development and global food security, and we are proud to stand with you as partners in this important work. That is because we know what supporting agriculture and nutrition can do for a country and its people. Growth in ...
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Remarks by Secretary Lew at the Plenary Session of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development

ADDIS ABABA – Mr. President of the Third Conference on Financing for Development, Mr. Secretary General,  Mr. President of the General Assembly, Honorable Heads of State and Government, Honorable Ministers, ladies and gentlemen.  I am pleased to be here in Africa to discuss the future of development finance, and I thank our Ethiopian hosts for ...
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Remarks by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew at the Power Africa Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony

Remarks by Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew at the Power Africa Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony at the Third International Conference on Financing for Development ADDIS ABABA – I want to thank Andy Herscowitz, the entire Power Africa team, and Commissioner Mimica and the EU team for bringing us together to forge a new partnership ...
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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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