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Eritrea and Ethiopia End War and Adopt Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship

Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between Eritrea and Ethiopia will provide their peoples with the opportunity to focus on shared aspirations for closer political, economic, and social ties

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 Abiy of Ethiopia and President Isaias of Eritrea for courageously leading their citizens towards peace, prosperity,…

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Satement by Secretary Pompeo: 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 Abiy of Ethiopia and President Isaias of Eritrea for courageously leading their citizens towards peace, prosperity,…

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Addis Ababa: Telephonic Press Conference with Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) President and Chief Executive Officer Ray W. Washburne

Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) new investment initiative which seeks to invest $1 billion in logistics, transportation, telecommunications, internet connectivity and value chain projects

Please join us Tuesday, July 3 at 03:45PM for a telephonic press conference with Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, President and Chief Executive Officer Ray W. Washburne. OPIC President will discuss his upcoming travel to Africa as well as OPIC’s new investment initiative which…

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President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa Delegation Visits Ethiopian Airlines & Announces Closer U.S.-Ethiopian Business Partnerships

Ethiopian Airlines is procuring twelve General Electric engines valued at $444 million, as well as a separate $473.5 million 10-year maintenance contract

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…

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Readout: Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan Meets Governor Yinager Dessie, National Bank of Ethiopia

The Under Secretary expressed support for the May 21 announcement that foreign companies operating in Ethiopia will no longer be required to obtain foreign exchange allocations

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…

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Readout of Meeting between Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu

They also discussed challenges faced by U.S. companies doing business in Ethiopia, such as foreign exchange shortages, and ways to address them

Under Secretary of Commerce Gilbert Kaplan met with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu in Addis Ababa today, discussing a full spectrum of issues related to the Ethiopian economy and the bilateral commercial relationship. The Under Secretary expressed support for Prime Minister Abiy’s economic reform agenda. He also conveyed his…

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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, Kenya, Côte D’ivoire, and Ghana

This mission underscores the Trump administration’s commitment to both advance opportunities and to eliminate trade barriers to strengthen the U.S.- Africa commercial relationship

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…

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New United States Agency for International Development (USAID) - Built Health Center to Serve 25,000 People in Kuni, West Gojjam

The United States is the largest bilateral donor to Ethiopia’s health sector, with approximately $200 million per year in funding for HIV/AIDS; malaria; maternal, neonatal and child health; nutrition; tuberculosis; and water, sanitation and hygiene

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) handed over the newly constructed Kuni Health Center to the Amhara Regional Health Bureau at a special inauguration ceremony. The new health center was constructed through USAID’s Ethiopia Health Infrastructure Program, which is funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS…

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United States Embassy Conducts Workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence

The event was organized with collaboration from the U.S. Department of State’s Regional Security Office, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

The U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa conducted a three-day workshop on Countering Gender Based Violence (GBV) from May 14-16 to foster cooperation and coordination among Ethiopian and international stakeholders. The workshop included instruction on identifying GBV offenders, best practices in conducting forensic interviews of offenders, training for medical professionals in conducting…

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Ethiopia: U.S. Embassy to Hold Panel Discussion on Gender-based Violence (GBV)

Attendees will include a diverse group of medical professionals, law enforcement officials, including police officers and prosecutors, journalists, civil society leaders, and others

The U.S. Embassy will hold a panel discussion entitled “Reporting on Gender-Based Violence” to foster co-operation and co-ordination among Ethiopian and international stakeholders involved in combatting GBV. Attendees will include a diverse group of medical professionals, law enforcement officials, including police officers and prosecutors, journalists, civil society leaders, and others.…