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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor at SolveIt Closing Ceremony

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at the SolveIt Closing Ceremony Addis Ababa August 19, 2019 (As prepared for delivery)   The Honorable Ambassador of Japan, Mr. Daisuke Matsunaga, The Chief Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Mr. Makoto Shinkawa, Distinguished guests, colleagues, and friends, And most importantly, the wonderful and very impressive participants in ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Raynor at Ethio Lease Event

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Ethio Lease Event Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa August 8, 2019 (As prepared for delivery)   Your Excellency Mr. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance; Dr. Yinager Dessie, National Bank of Ethiopia Governor; Mr. Girma Wake, Chairman of the Board of Directors and former CEO of Ethiopian Airlines; Mr. Girum Tsegaye, ...
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Travel Alert: Ethiopia – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

Exercise increased caution when traveling in Ethiopia due to sporadic civil unrest and communications disruptions.  Some areas have increased risk.  Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel To: Somali Regional State due to potential for civil unrest, terrorism, kidnapping, and landmines. Reconsider Travel To: Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region (SNNPR) due to civil unrest. The East Hararge ...
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Alert: Partial Restoration of Voice and Data Services

Location:  Ethiopia Event: Addis Ababa has normal voice and data services, although some social media sites remain blocked.  Voice, SMS, and DSL services are generally available throughout the country, but not cellular data services. Because of the telecommunications limitations and the Embassy’s travel restrictions, our ability to support U.S. citizens is limited, especially outside of Addis ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Michael Raynor delivered at the Justified Accord 2019 Opening Ceremony

Michael Raynor  U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia at Justified Accord 19 Opening Ceremony Peace Support Training Center, Addis Ababa July 15, 2019 (As prepared for delivery)   Ato Fisseha Woldesenbet, State Minister for Ethiopian Minister of Defense; Major General Roger Cloutier, U.S. Army Africa commanding general; Major General Yimer Ali, Ethiopian National Defense Force Representative; Brigadier General ...
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