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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Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed

The Vice President met today with Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed. The Vice President reaffirmed the United States’ longstanding partnership with the people of Ethiopia and applauded the historic reform efforts by Prime Minister Abiy, including improving respect for human rights, reforming the business environment, and making peace with Eritrea. The Vice President encouraged ...
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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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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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U.S.-funded Preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela Launched

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor and Minister for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hirut Woldemariam, jointly launched a new project for the preservation of Bete Golgotha Mikael Church in Lalibela, on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The preservation work is funded with a grant from the U.S. Embassy through the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  The project ...
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First Ever U.S. Government Global Water Strategy to Create a More Water-Secure World

The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, acting on behalf of the U.S. Government, are releasing the President’s Global Water Strategy, as required by the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2014. Safe water and sanitation are fundamental to human health, economic development, peace and security.  Globally, ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy

The United States sees peaceful demonstrations as a legitimate means of expression and political participation.  We note with appreciation a number of recent events during which demonstrators expressed themselves peacefully, and during which security forces exercised restraint in allowing them to do so. We are saddened by reports that several recent protests ended in violence and deaths.  All ...
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U.S. Senators James Inhofe and Michael Enzi visit Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, October 13, 2017; U.S. Senators James Inhofe and Michael Enzi visited Ethiopia on October 12 and 13 to discuss U.S.-Ethiopian relations.  The Senators met with Prime Minister Hailemariam. During the meeting the Senators highlighted the value the United States places on its bilateral relations with Ethiopia and the strong ties between our people.  They reiterated the United States’ commitment ...
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USAID Assistance Expands Community HIV Care and Treatment Services

Addis Ababa, September 19, 2017 – The U.S. Government, through the U.S Agency for International Development (USAID), today announced the launch of the five-year, $40 million Community HIV Care and Treatment project. Through the project, USAID aims to contribute to the 90-90-90 global goals, which are 90 percent of people living with HIV diagnosed, 90 ...
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Statement by the U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa on Reports of Ethnic Violence on the Oromia-Somali Border

Addis Ababa, September 19, 2017 :- We are disturbed by the troubling reports of ethnic violence and the large-scale displacement of people living along the border between the Oromia and Somali regions, particularly in Hararge, although the details of what is occurring remain unclear. We urge the Ethiopian government to conduct a transparent investigation into all allegations of ...
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Improving Access for Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. Embassy and the National Archives and Library Agency (NALA) today signed a $90,000 (over 2 million ETB) co-financing agreement for the construction of a public-access elevator that will make the resources of the Library and the Colonel John C. Robinson American Center user-friendly and available to all. The partnership between the U.S. Embassy ...
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USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Meeting with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

USAID Administrator Mark Green met today with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Administrator Green and Prime Minister Desalegn discussed U.S. support for Ethiopia’s economic development, drought response, and food security. Administrator Green noted the Government of Ethiopia’s robust response to last year’s drought-induced food-security crisis, but expressed concern over ...
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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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Administrator Green Announces Next Phase of Feed the Future on First International Trip

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green announced the selection of 12 target countries for the next phase in America’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future:  Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Uganda. With the selection of these 12 countries, the second phase of Feed the Future will be focusing ...
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Strengthening business ties between Ethiopia and the United States

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Middle East and Africa Seward L. Jones visited Ethiopia from August 11-14, 2017. The visit provided an opportunity to explore the trade and investment opportunities, challenges, and strategies facing U.S. companies wishing to do business in Ethiopia. It was also an opportunity to engage with the new American ...
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U.S. Announces $169 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia and Kenya

Washington D.C., August 3, 2017 – Today the United States announced more than $169 million in humanitarian assistance to support those in Ethiopia and Kenya who are experiencing the effects of prolonged severe drought. This additional funding, including nearly $137 million in Ethiopia and nearly $33 million in Kenya, brings the total U.S. humanitarian contribution in ...
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USAID Assistant Administrator R. David Harden Visits Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia October 20, 2016:- Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance says providing space for civil society and democracy to flourish is a foundational point for Ethiopia’s future.  Assistant Administrator R. David Harden: OK, thank you. The Minister and I had very nice meeting together.  He was very hospitable and I had a ...
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