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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Power Africa Reaffirms Commitment with Ethiopia

On June 26, 2018, Power Africa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Government of Ethiopia, reaffirming commitment to increasing electricity access in Ethiopia through private sector-led projects. Power Africa is a U.S. Government-led partnership coordinated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  Launched in 2013, Power Africa aims to add at least ...
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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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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan Meets Governor Yinager Dessie, National Bank of Ethiopia

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan met with the newly-confirmed National Bank of Ethiopia Governor Yinager Dessie in Addis Ababa today.  They engaged in a discussion of a range of issues relating to monetary policy and financial regulation.  The Under Secretary expressed support for the May 21 announcement that foreign companies operating in Ethiopia will ...
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U.S. Commerce Department Undersecretary for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan Participates in Launch of Power Africa Procurement Handbook in Ethiopia

The latest handbook in the Power Africa Understanding Series, Understanding Power Project Procurement, was launched in Ethiopia today at an event co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Ethiopian Ministry of Finance and Economic Cooperation. The handbook was developed by Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program and the African Legal Support Facility of the ...
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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan Meets Ethiopian Minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation Dr. Abraham Tekeste

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan met with Ethiopian Minister of Finance & Economic Cooperation Dr. Abraham Tekeste in Addis Ababa today, engaging in discussion on a range of economic topics. The Under Secretary raised the importance of a fair and transparent public procurement system and access to foreign exchange for U.S. companies seeking to ...
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President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa Delegation Visits Ethiopian Airlines & Announces Closer U.S.-Ethiopian Business Partnersh

U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan led a large delegation of U.S. businesses and officials from across the U.S. government on a visit to Ethiopian Airlines. Under Secretary Kaplan met with Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam, to discuss potential ways for U.S. companies to partner with Ethiopian Airlines to achieve even greater growth, including ...
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Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan and U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor Host Business Climate Roundtable

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan and Ambassador Michael Raynor hosted a roundtable with high-level Ethiopian government officials and a large delegation of U.S. companies in Addis Ababa today. The Ethiopian Minister of Trade, along with State Ministers for the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Public Enterprises, the Ministry of Industry, and the Commissioner ...
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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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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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U.S. Companies Promote Responsible Business Practices in Ethiopia

U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor officially opened a half-day panel discussion titled “Responsible Business: American Companies in Ethiopia,” on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the Hilton Hotel in Addis Ababa. The panel discussion focused on the role of American companies in promoting responsible business practices in Ethiopia, and what needs to be done to attract such ...
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa Set for Fact-finding Mission to Ethiopia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that he will lead a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) on a fact-finding mission to Ghana later this month. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan will head the delegation on stops in Ethiopia, Kenya and ...
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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 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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U.S. Embassy sponsors African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards

The U.S. Embassy partnered with the African Mosaique Design Center to sponsor the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards, as a gesture of confidence in the participants’ very bright futures in the fashion industry. Eight promising Ethiopian fashion designers with outstanding works were selected for the African Mosaique Fashion Incubator Awards. The awards were handed out ...
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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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Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project Opens Center in Bako

Bako, Oromia Region, Ethiopia – The Bako Farm Service Center, established via a public-private partnership to expand Ethiopian smallholders’ access to supplies, marked its grand opening today. It is the first of 20 centers to open through the Feed the Future Ethiopia Commercial Farm Services Project, implemented by the ATA in collaboration with the ministry ...
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Loan Agreement Will Increase Access to Finance for Ethiopian Businesswomen

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, September 29, 2016 – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency have signed a new loan portfolio guarantee agreement with Enat Bank. The agreement guarantees up to 50% of losses on $10 million in loans, allowing the bank to offer more loans to women ...
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