U.S. Exhibition Highlights Vibrant Art, Storied History of Ethiopian Icons (Jan 27, 2014)
Some 60 Ethiopian church icons and artifacts are currently on display at The Museum of Russian Icons in Clinton, Massachusetts. The paintings, mostly gathered from a European private collection, date back to the 16th century and represent Ethiopia's ancient Christian tradition. more
Clean energy technology program launched (Jan 27, 2014)
Low Emission Low Carbon Transfer (LCET) Program that enhances and promotes Ultra-Low Head Micro Hydro Power (ULH-MHP) technologies for productive uses in Ethiopia was launched last Saturday at Adama Town. Officially launching the pilot program that will be implemented at Fentale Wereda, Oromia Regional State, Alemayehu Tegenu Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) Minister said the emphasis on developing the nation's renewable source of energy is one of the major targets of the country. more
The 26th Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of AU opens in Addis Ababa (Jan 26, 2015)
The 26th Ordinary Session of the African Union's Executive Council (the Foreign Ministers of the AU) opened this morning, Monday (January 26) at the African Union Headquarters. The meeting, chaired by Ms. Fatma Vall Mint Soueinae, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania and Chairperson of the Executive Council, was attended by the foreign ministers of the AU members states, the Chair of the African Union Commission, Dr. Dlamini Zuma, UN Under Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the UNECA, Carlos Lopez, Deputy Chairperson of the AU, Erastus Mwencha and representatives of the AU organs and leaders of the Regional Economic Commissions. The Ministers will be deliberating on Monday and Tuesday on issues on the agenda of the AU Summit in preparation of the 24th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. more
More than 800 million Birr donated for the construction of GERD in six months (Jan 26, 2014)
The National Public Participation Coordination Council for the Construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam disclosed that 800 million Birr had been donated in the past six months for the project. more
Modjo-Hawassa Expressway kicks off by impact assessment (Jan 26, 2014)
The Ethiopian Roads Authority (ERA) has completed the environmental and social impacts and Resettlement Action Plan for the 202km Modjo-Hawassa Expressway. more
Poverty in Ethiopia down 33 percent since 2000 - World Bank (Jan 20, 2015)
Agricultural growth was the main driver of poverty reduction in Ethiopia since 2000, according to the World Bank Group’s latest Poverty Assessment. Poverty in Ethiopia fell from 44 percent in 2000 to 30 percent in 2011, which translated to a 33 percent reduction in the share of people living in poverty. This decline was underpinned by high and consistent economic growth. more
24 million register in 11 days to cast their votes in the May election (Jan 20, 2015)
The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced that 24,047,000 people have registered to cast their vote for the upcoming May election in just 11 days since voter registration kicked off across Ethiopia. Director of the Board's Public Relations Demisew Benti told that the huge number of people registering to vote shows the rise in public participation in democratic processes. more
Minister claims exceeding GTP targets in condo housing construction (Jan 20, 2015)
With over 70,000 houses yet to be completed, the Ministry of Urban Development, Housing & Construction (MoUDHC) says that it is ready to begin the construction of 65,000 additional ones on 800ha of land that has been availed in Addis Ababa. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam to participate in Egypt's economic conference (Jan 20, 2015)
Ms. Faiza Abou El-Naga, Egypt’s National Security Advisor to the President of Egypt, on a visit to Ethiopia last week, said on Friday (January 16) that Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn had been invited by the Government of Egypt to participate in an economic conference that will be held in March to support Egypt’s economy. Prime Minister Hailemariam said he would attend the conference. more
A day to celebrate the Diaspora (Jan 20, 2015)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared August 16 as Ethiopian Diaspora Day. Ethiopia's Diaspora engagement policy allowed for a specific day to be set aside for the Ethiopian Diaspora from round the world to meet and it has now been decided that August 16 (Nihase 10) will be the day for an annual celebration of the Ethiopian Diaspora. more
Apart from its religious value, Epiphany is the symbol of equality, unity and togetherness (Jan 19, 2015)
His Holiness the Ethiopian Orthodox Patriarch Abune Mathias said Epiphany is the symbol of unity, equality, cultutre and togetherness of all Ethiopians. While addressing hundreds of thousands of Christian Orthodox believers to His Holiness said the doctrine helped Ethiopians to maintain their unity and coexistence. more
Dr. Tedros receives US Government delegation (Jan 16, 2015)
Dr. Tedros held talks with US delegation led by John Podesta at his offices today (January 15th). The discussion covered a range of issues related to 'Financing for Development' conference which will be held in Addis Ababa in July. Dr. Tedros thanked the delegates for the visit and mentioned his appreciation for the opportunity given to Ethiopia to host the third international 'Financing for Development' conference. more
Conference and training on digital diplomacy opened in Addis Ababa (Jan 14, 2015)
A four-day conference on the conceptualization and practice of digital diplomacy opened on Tuesday (January 13) in Addis Ababa bringing together all the officials and staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Organized by the Ministry, the conference aimed at creating awareness and encouraging the officials and staff to participate and inject impetus to the advancement of the country’s foreign policy goals and objectives of Ethiopia through the proactive deployment of digital diplomacy. more
Ethiopia's buoyant economy raises Heineken's hopes for beer market growth (Jan 13, 2015)
Heineken is betting on Ethiopia's rising incomes to fuel rapid expansion of the beer market in Africa's second most populous country, where the group is the first of the big international brewers to build a new plant. more
Parties to Field Many Women Candidates in Upcoming Election (Jan 13, 2014)
Political parties said they would field many female candidates in the upcoming national election. National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) said on its part it will provide special financial support for parties that field women candidates. The parties that say they would field many female candidates are Coalition for Unity and Democracy (CUD), Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and New Generation Party (NGP). more
Sisi: We cannot stand against the right of the Ethiopian people to development (Jan 13, 2015)
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met on Monday, Abune Matthias, the Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church who is heading a senior delegation from the Ethiopian Church. Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Fayza Aboul Naga, the presidential national security adviser, attended the meeting. more
3.5 million Voters register in just three days (Jan 12, 2015)
Dr Addisu Gebrehiwot, Deputy Chairperson of the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced that 3.5 million people have registered in just three days since registration of voters for the upcoming May general elections officially started last Friday. more
Nation to Open 11 New Universities in Second GTP Period (Jan 12, 2015)
The government will consolidate its efforts to fairly distribute institutions of higher learning across the country in the coming five years. This was disclosed by Education Minister Shiferaw Shigute during the laying of the foundation for Arsi University at Assella town. According to Shiferaw, 11 new universities would be opened in different parts of the country during the Second Growth and Transformation Plan period. Following the attention given by the government in the past 20 years, one fourth of the population of Ethiopia is attending school. more
Space observatory sees Ethiopia's future in the stars (Jan 12, 2015)
When Eyoas Ergetu was a child, he became interested in space science but couldn't find anywhere to study it. He went on to become a mechanical engineering graduate student at Addis Ababa University, where he studies. And, now 24, he has managed to find an outlet for his thwarted celestial interests, thanks to Ethiopia’s first space observatory, the Entoto Observatory and Research Center. ''It's very exciting to be working here,'' he said beside one of the observatory’s two 1-meter telescopes, each of which weighs 6 tons and cost about $1.5 million. more
Gov't committed to extend support for Diasporas (Jan 12, 2015)
Ethiopian Diasporas who are interested to invest in their home country are welcome and the government will extend necessary support to make their projects successful, the Government Communication Affairs Office said. more
Ethiopian Orthodox Pope visiting Egypt (Jan 10, 2015)
Patriarch of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church, Abune Mathias I is in Egypt for a five-day visit following the invitation from the Pope of the Coptic Church Theodoros II. Pope Matheias will discuss with the Patriarch of the Coptic Church on ways of enhancing the age long relationship between the two Churches. more
FDI inflows on the rise, says Commission (Jan 08, 2015)
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to Ethiopia has shown a significant increase during the past four years of the GTP period, according to the Ethiopian Investment Commission (EIC) said. EIC Public Relations Directorate Director, Getahun Negash, told WIC recently that the nation has attracted 983 projects with a combined capital of 296 billion birr in the last four years. more
Price of Diaspora condominium houses released (Jan 06, 2015)
Almost all of Ethiopian regional states have finalized their Diaspora housing program directives and are preparing to start the housing program registration. Representatives from the regional state Diaspora offices with Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diaspora Engagement Affairs General Directorate held a meeting on the Diaspora housing development program progress review on December 12, 2014 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). more
New Customs Proclamation comes in to force (Jan 02, 2015)
A new customs proclamation is promulgated and is in effect as of Wednesday December 24, 2014. The new bill has fully replaced the former customs bill, Proclamation Number 622/2009. The new proclamation is dubbed Proclamation 859/2014 which aims at promoting and supporting the manufacturing industry and economic development has eight parts. The newly passed bill introduces structural changes in the authority and its human resources management. In addition to this it has included provision that ensures free movement of goods for those organizations identified as Authorized Economic Operators (AEO), eases Post Clearance Audits (PCA), and decentralizes the activity of the authority. more
US, Ethiopia join to train women farmers (Dec 29, 2014)
The U.S. is awarding $15,000 each to five pairs of U.S. and Ethiopian universities for research and development projects. One partnership is between the University of Maryland and Debre Birhan University, in Ethiopia. The partners will use the money to train Ethiopian women to grow crops throughout the year. They will teach students in both classrooms and on farms. Their goal is to help Ethiopia fight food insecurity. more
Hailemariam: Ethiopia ready to conduct democratic election, despite efforts of HRW, CPJ (Dec 22, 2014)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said Ethiopia is ready to have free, fair and democratic election in May even though international organizations claiming to be human rights activists try to jeopardize it. As the general elections scheduled for May is approaching, organizations such as the Human Rights Watch (HRW) and CPJ are continued to accuse the government of human rights abuse. During a press conference he held here with reporters, the Prime Minister said they have started to campaign against this government since 14/15 years ago and they continued to do so ‘because they have an agenda.’ The Premier said this is ‘politically and ideologically driven and it will continue in the future as well.’ more

Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Day colorfully marked in Atlanta, LA and Seattle Cities!!

News Release from the Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington D.C. December 21, 2014

Hundreds of Ethiopians from the Atlanta Metro Area celebrated on Sunday December 21, 2014, the 9th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples day (NNPD) and the 20th anniversary of ratification of the current Constitution in Atlanta, Georgia with the motto, "Our Constitutionally Guaranteed Rights shall flourish and blossom in Unity and Diversity". more
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia to open branches in countries with big Ethiopian community (Dec 18, 2014)
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) announced over the week its plan to open branches in countries hosting big Ethiopian communities. According to Ephrem Mekuria, Communications Director of CBE , the state-owned Bank is undertaking a study to open branches in USA, South Africa, UAE, Djibouti and Saudi Arabia in the first phase of its endeavor to encourage the flow of remittance. more
Egyptian religious leaders pronounce support for Ethiopian dam (Dec 18, 2014)
Egyptian religious leaders announced that they support Ethiopia's dam being built over the Nile, saying the dam won't undermine Egypt's interest. While receiving the Ethiopian public diplomacy mission yesterday in Cairo, Islam and Christian leaders said they believe that the peoples of the two countries have strong relation. more
Ethiopian health workers arrive in Liberia to help fight Ebola (Dec 17, 2014)
Scores of Ethiopian health workers arrived in Liberia on Tuesday to bolster the response to an Ebola outbreak that the government says it wants to stamp out before Christmas. The 87 doctors and nurses will join an African Union (AU) mission against the worst Ebola outbreak on record, which has killed more than 6,800 people in Liberia and neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea. more
Egypt Respects Ethiopia's Right to Utilize Natural Resources for Development, Says PM Mahlab (Dec 17, 2014)
Egypt respects Ethiopia's right to utilize its natural resources for development, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said. This was stated yesterday by the Egyptian premier during the discussion he had with the visiting Ethiopian Public Diplomacy Delegation led by House of People's Representatives Speaker, Abadula Gemeda, at his office in Cairo. more
Ethiopian 'people's delegation' in Cairo for meetings (Dec 17, 2014)
An Ethiopian "people's delegation" arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to meet with diplomats, religious figures, university professors and journalists, according to an Egyptian foreign ministry statement. Headed by the speaker of the Ethiopian parliament Abdulla Gemeda, the envoy will meet Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday and Azhar’s Grand Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb on Wednesday. more
Ethiopia, Djibouti Envisioning Economic Integration: Djibouti Economy and Finance Minister (Dec 16, 2014)
Djibouti and Ethiopia have a vision for economic integration which they are striving to accomplish, Djibouti's Minister of Economy and Finance said. In an exclusive interview with ENA, Minister Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh stated that “the two countries will be drafting and developing a joint vision in order to make the two economies one...’’ more

The 9th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day Celebrated in Washington D.C. (Dec 14, 2014)

Hundreds of Ethiopians from the D.C. Metro Area celebrated Saturday December 13, 2014, the 9th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples day (NNPD) in Washington D.C with a theme of "Our Constitutionally Guaranteed Rights shall blossom in Unity and Diversity". The day was celebrated colorfully in the presence of Dr. Fasil Nahom, Legal Adviser to the PM with the rank of Minister, the guest of honor and Ambassador Girma Birru, Special Envoy, Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the US. more

Ethiopians observe 9th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day in Columbus, Ohio colorfully!! (Dec 09, 2014)

The 9th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Day of was colorfully marked in Columbus Ohio, on Sunday December 7, 2014. The celebration was graced by the presence of Ambassador Girma Birru Special Envoy, Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the US. more

Ethiopians celebrate the 9th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Day (Dec 08, 2014)

The 9th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Day was colorfully celebrated in the Benishangul Gumuz Regional State on Monday (December 8). More than 4,000 people representing all the nations and nationalities of Ethiopia were present at the celebration being held at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s construction site in the Guba woreda of Benishangul Gumuz. more

US, Ethiopia partner to empower women (Dec 06, 2014)
The U.S. is awarding $15,000 grants to five U.S. universities that are partnering with Ethiopian schools on research and development projects. The initiative by the State Department and the Department of Education is designed to strengthen the skills of faculty and administrators in both countries. One grant, awarded to the University of Maryland and Ethiopia’s Debre Birhan University, will be used to train Ethiopian women on how to grow crops, as part of an effort to address food insecurity. more
Ethiopia starts marketing debut Eurobond (Dec 05, 2014)
Ethiopia has started marketing a debut dollar bond issue, aiming to take advantage of record demand for high-yielding African debt to fund electricity, railway and sugar-industry projects. The 10-year bonds may be priced to yield about 6.75 per cent. Deutsche Bank AG and JPMorgan Chase are managing the sale, which may price today. Africa’s fastest-growing economy and biggest coffee producer is joining issuers, including Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Ivory Coast, who sold what Standard Bank GroupLtd. says is a record $15 billion of Eurobonds this year. more
Ethiopia's coffee exports expected to reach a record this fiscal year (Dec 04, 2014)
Ethiopia expects coffee exports for 2014/15 crop to hit a record high because of drought and disease hitting crops in Latin America. The International Coffee Organization forecast in September that global coffee production will fall short of demand, following an unprecedented drought early this year reducing the 2014/15 crop in Brazil, the world's biggest coffee producer. more
Ethiopia's Diplomatic Efforts to Ensure Nat'l Interest Continues Unabated (Dec 02, 2014)
Ethiopia's diplomatic efforts to ensure its national interest have continued unabated, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said. The country is also doing a good job with respect to stabilizing neighboring countries, it added. Spokesperson of the Ministry, Ambassador Dina Mufti, told journalist today that Ethiopia has been registering successes in creating diplomatic and political cooperation with various countries. more
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopian officials say more than 3,300 people were tested for HIV Sunday in the rural region of Gambella, a massive turnout that exceeded expectations among AIDS campaigners who had hoped to test 2,000 people. more
Ethiopia win FAO's recognition for outstanding progress in fighting hunger (Dec 01, 2014)
Ethiopia along with other 12 countries won recognition from FAO for outstanding progress in fighting hunger, an achievement for reaching MDG -1 with the objective of halving poverty. FAO honors yesterday the achievements of Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay for fighting poverty. more
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Welcome to the Embassy of Ethiopia
Washington DC
United States of America
Special Envoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Ambassador Girma Birru


Epiphany Celebration in Addis Ababa (Jan 19, 2015)

"Ethiopian Embassy News", Monthly Newsletter of the Ethiopian Embassy, Washington D.C.

Issue 05, January 2015

Issue 04, December 2014

Issue 03, November 2014

Issue 02, October 2014

Issue 01, September 2014

Ethiopian Nations Nationalities and People's Day Panal Discussion, Atlanta

Ethiopian 9th Nations Nationalties and Peoples Day Celebration, Washington D.C

ማ ስ ታ ወ ቂ ያ
በውጭ የሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን ከትውልድ ሀገራቸው ጋር ያላቸውን ግንኙነት የበለጠ ለማጠናከር የዳያስፖራ የመኖሪያ ቤት ልማት ፕሮግራም ተቀርፆ በሁሉም ክልሎች ዋና ዋና ከተሞች፣ በአዲስ አበባና ድሬደዋ ከተማ አስተዳደሮች የፕሮግራም ማስፈፀሚያ መመሪያ በመዘጋጀት ላይ ነው፡፡

በመሆኑም የተወሰኑ ክልሎች የፕሮግራሙን የማስፈፀሚያ መመሪያ ሰርተው ባለመጠናቀቃቸው በፍጥነት እንዲያጠናቅቁ ከፍተኛ ጥረት እየተደረገ ይገኛል፡፡

ስለሆነም የማስፈፀሚያ መመሪያው ተጠቃሎ ሲደርስ ለሁሉም በይፋ የምንገልፅ መሆኑን እያስታወቅን፣ በትዕግስት የፕሮግራሙን ምዝገባ መጀመር እንድትጠባበቁ በትህትና እንገልፃለን፡፡

የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ

ለውድ ተገልጋዮቻችን በሙሉ


ከታህሣስ 01 ቀን 2007  ዓ.ም ጀምሮ ተግባራዊ የሚሆን የቪዛ፣ የፓስፖርት፣ የሊሴ ፓሴና የትውልድ ኢትዮጵያዊ መታወቂያ ካርድ የአገልግሎት ክፍያ ለውጥ ስለተደረገ በተስተካከለው መሠረት ክፍያ እንድትፈፅሙ እያሳወቅን፣ የክፍያውን ሰንጠረዥ ከዚህ በታች ይመልከቱ፡፡


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9th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day in Columbus, Ohio

ዲፕሎማሲያችን:- ኢትዮ-ግብፅ ዲፕሎማሲ... ጥር 03 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም

ዲፕሎማሲያች:- ኢትዮ- ጅቡቲ ... ታህሳስ 19 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም


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