Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 21, 2023 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed regarding the significant progress to date on implementation of the November 2 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, including the ongoing withdrawal of Eritrean troops from northern Ethiopia.  The Secretary welcomed …

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Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON DECEMBER 13, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed today to welcome progress made on the implementation of the November 2 Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, which is key to bringing lasting peace to northern Ethiopia. Secretary Blinken commended steps taken by …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON NOVEMBER 22, 2022 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed about efforts to bring lasting peace to northern Ethiopia.  Secretary Blinken recognized ongoing efforts by the Ethiopian government to work towards unhindered humanitarian assistance and restoration of basic services …

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On the African Union-led Peace Talks

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 2, 2022 We welcome the momentous step taken in Pretoria today to advance the African Union’s campaign to “silence the guns” with the signing of a cessation of hostilities between the Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front. We commend the parties for taking this initial step to agree to …

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Five Months of a Humanitarian Truce in Ethiopia

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 24, 2022 We are concerned by reports of renewed hostilities in Ethiopia.  We call on the Government of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) to redouble efforts to advance talks to achieve a durable ceasefire without preconditions and ultimately bring a permanent end to the conflict. Over the past five months, …

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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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U.S. Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Tigray Crisis Response

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE MARCH 18, 2021 The United States is providing an additional nearly $52 million in assistance to respond to the humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. The United States has provided a total of nearly $153 million in humanitarian assistance since the crisis began. This assistance from the …

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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy

READOUT OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 2, 2021 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:‎ Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to emphasize the United States’ concern about the humanitarian and human rights crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region.  Noting the growing number of credible reports of …

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Atrocities in Ethiopia’s Tigray Region

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE FEBRUARY 27, 2021 The United States is gravely concerned by reported atrocities and the overall deteriorating situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia.  We strongly condemn the killings, forced removals and displacements, sexual assaults, and other extremely serious human rights violations and abuses by several parties that multiple organizations have reported in Tigray.  …

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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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Congratulations on the Awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Prime Minister Abiy

The United States congratulates Dr. Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, on the prestigious honor of being the 100th recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.  Prime Minister Abiy’s commitment to seeking peace on the African continent and ending conflict with Eritrea demonstrates courage, strength, and leadership.  We celebrate this momentous occasion with the people …

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Statement by Secretary Pompeo

    STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO July 10, 2018 Eritrea and Ethiopia End War and Adopt Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship The United States welcomes the July 9 commitment to peace and security between the State of Eritrea and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, effectively ending 20 years of conflict.  We commend Prime Minister …

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