Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu gave briefings on Ethiopia at US Congress (July 14, 2017)
H.E Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Foreign Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia briefed, on 12 July 2017, members of US Congress as well as their Foreign policy advisers, legal assistants and staffers at the United States Congress. In his briefing, the Minister stressed that the contemporary foreign policy of Ethiopia is based on promoting the national interest of the country based on domestic reality. The Minister further elaborated that his government’s Foreign Policy, which is all about fighting poverty and bringing about inclusive and sustainable development, is the mirror reflection of the domestic policies of the country. more
Ethiopia an 'anchor of peace' in a region with 'troubled waters' – U.S. Senator (July 14, 2017)
Ethiopia has been described as an anchor of peace in the restive Horn of Africa region. This is according to United States senator, Bob Corker. According to the Corker who is Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations, the highest body of the senate in charge of foreign relations of the USA, the region was one that could be described as one in ‘troubled waters.’ He was speaking during a meeting with Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, who is in the U.S. to participate in a security summit. Workneh as part of his engagements, briefed Congress staffers on Ethio-U.S. Relations relative to developments in Ethiopia and the region. more
Ethiopia Pledges to Further Strengthen Support to Refugees (June 21, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has reaffirmed today Ethiopia's continued commitment to further strengthen its support for refugees. PM Hailemariam held talks with Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, on refugees, peace and stability in the region. The Premier appreciated the fact Ethiopia’s contribution for dignified treatment of refugees and to stabilize refugees crisis is internationally acknowledged at a time when rich countries are not contributing enough to alleviate the refugee crisis that has occurred across the world. more
Ethiopia Shining Example of African, Int'l Hospitality for Refugees: UNHCR Commissioner (June 21, 2017)
Ethiopia is "a very shining example' of African and international hospitality for refugees in spite of its limited resources and the great challenges of its own, the Commissioner of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Commissioner, Filippo Grandi, told journalists today that 'Ethiopia is a very good model of how a country with a limited resources and a great challenge of its own keeps its doors open, its arms open to people from neighboring countries that are in trouble and seek protection here." more
Premier discusses with investors,employees at Hawassa Industrial Park (June 21, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn held discussion with investors who set up manufacturing facilities in Hawassa Industrial Park. The Prime Minister on the occasion said that the government of Ethiopia will strengthen its efforts to create favorable investment atmosphere for both foreign and local investors. He also gave responses for questions raised by the investors. more
Ethiopian Airlines Places Order for 10 A350-900 Aircraft (June 20, 2017)
Ethiopian Airlines has reportedly placed an order for 10 additional Airbus A350-900 aircraft, enabling further development to its fast expanding long-haul route network. Last June, Ethiopian Airlines became the first African carrier to operate the A350 when it took delivery of the first of 12 aircraft in order. Today the carrier operates a fleet of four A350s, two of which are on lease, according to a press release of the airline. The A350-900 aircraft are configured in a two class layout seating 30 passengers in Business Class and 313 in Economy Class. The spacious, quiet interior and mood lighting in the cabin contribute to superior levels of passenger comfort and well-being. more
Hawassa Industrial Park goes fully operational (June 20, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said that the Hawassa Industrial Park is a foundation for Ethiopia’s ambition to become the leading manufacturing hub in Africa. The first phase of the Hawassa Industrial Park, an eco-friendly park located in Hawassa town, SNNP regional state, went fully operational today. The Premier on the occasion said despite global slowdown in foreign direct investment flow, Ethiopia has attracted huge FDI, he added. more
Parties Agree to Negotiate on Amending Electoral Laws (Jun 14, 2017)
The ruling party EPRDF and 16 national political parties engaged in intra-party negotiation have agreed to take the issue of revising the electoral laws as an agenda for the political negotiation intended to take place between the parties. The parties agreed on the issue as all the national political parties that are taking part in the negotiation requested to consider an amendment on the prevailing electoral laws. The parties have thoroughly debated on two of the 13 agendas presented by the agenda organizing and media committee to be tabled for discussion on Wednesday. In addition to amending the electoral laws, the committee presented an agenda for the revision of laws such as anti-terrorism, freedom of the mass media and access to information, trade and tax, structural organization of the judiciary, civic organization and state of emergency. more
Ethiopia to Launch Online Entry Visa Application, Issuance (June 13, 2017)
The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department, in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines, has reportedly finalized preparations of the initial phase to commence an e-visa service for international visitors to Ethiopia. According to a press release of the Ethiopian Airlines, the e-visa is processed and issued online on a single web page where applicants apply, pay and secure their entry visa online. Once the online application is approved, applicants will receive an email authorizing them to travel to Ethiopia and they will get their passport stamped with the visa upon arrival in Addis Ababa, it added. more
Hailemariam Reaffirms Stance for Peaceful Resolution of Gulf Dispute (June 12, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said Ethiopia will support peaceful means in resolving the dispute among Gulf countries. Hilemariam made the remark while conferring with Qatar's State Minister of Foreign Affairs Sultan Bin Saad-Al Murakhi on Monday in Addis Ababa. more
Ethiopia, Israel Need to Join Hands to Fight Terrorism: Netanyahu (June 07, 2017)
As Ethiopia and Israel have continued to face the challenges of terrorism, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the need to join hands in rolling back the adverse effects of terrorist activities. PM Netanyahu said the two countries are obliged to jointly fight terrorism to ensure the development of human civilization globally. The Israeli PM made the remark while welcoming the Ethiopian high-level delegation led by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on Tuesday in Jerusalem. more
Drought resilience activities successful: Commissioner (June 7, 2017)
The drought mitigation mechanisms Ethiopia has been building during the past years have proved fruitful, according to the National Disaster Risk Management Commission. Commissioner Mitiku Kasa told ENA that the country has succeeded in preventing the loss of human life through the integrated efforts of stakeholders and the public. He recalled that droughts in the late 60s and the 70s had cost the country 250,000 and 700,000 human life, respectively. more
Victory of Ginbot 20 described as foundation for rule of law, right to dev't in Ethiopia (May 29, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said that the victory of Ginbot 20 (May 28) is the foundation for the prevailing rule of law and the right to development. The Premier made the remark at an event organized yesterday at the Millennium Hall to celebrate the 26th anniversary of Ginbot 20, which marks the defeat of the Derg regime. The victory is a juncture where a roadmap for the renaissance of the country was designed, Hailemariam told the attendees. more
U.S. congratulates Ethiopia on National Day (May 27, 2017)
The U.S. government has extended congratulations to the government of Ethiopia as the country celebrates the 26th anniversary of Ginbot 20 (May 28), which marks the downfall of the Derg regime, next Sunday. In a statement sent to the government of Ethiopia, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: "On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate Ethiopia as you celebrate your National Day on May 28." more
PM Hailemariam Travels to Italy to attend G7 leaders' summit (May 25, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has left for Italy to attend the G7 leaders' summit that will deliberate on human mobility, food security, environment and innovation, among others. The Summit will also discuss the Next Production Revolution (NPR), smart platforms that enhance production, that offers the chance to re-define the role of Africa and it's partnership with G7. more
President, PM Congratulate Newly Elected WHO Director-General (May 24, 2017)
President Mulatu Teshome and Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn have congratulated Dr. Tedros Adhanom, on his being elected as the first African to lead the World Health Organization (WHO). President Mulatu, who congratulated all nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia, added that this historic election epitomizes the outstanding changes Ethiopians have accomplished over the years on social and economic issues holding their hands together. Prime Minister Hailemariam expressed his congratulatory message to all Ethiopians at home and abroad as well as friends of Ethiopia. The Premier noted that Dr Tedros' election is a proof of Ethiopia's notable recognition by the global community. more
AU Chairperson Congratulates Dr. Tedros on Historic Win as First WHO Director-General (May 24, 2017)
African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has warmly congratulated Dr. Tedros Adhanom on his election as the first ever Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) from Africa. According to a press release issued yesterday, Chairperson Mahamat said "the world has chosen a consummate global health statesman with a strong track record of embedding global public health and health security as a vital cornerstone of human development." more
Hailemariam holds talks with delegation from Rockefeller Foundation (May 24, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has held discussion here with a delegation led by Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, President of Rockefeller Foundation. According to Office of the Prime Minister, the discussion was mainly focused on how to implement effective and modern agricultural practices. Dr Shah told the Premier that his foundation is keen to assist Ethiopia’s ongoing green growth strategy. more
Ethiopia earns over $49mln from electric power sales to Djibouti, Sudan (May 18, 2017)
Ethiopia earned more than 3.8 billion birr from electric power sold during the past 10 months. The plan was to generate 4.7 billion birr, said Bizeneh Tolcha, public relations head at the Ministry of Water, Irrigations and Electricity (MoWIE). More than 49.4 million US dollars of the total revenue was made from power exported to Sudan and Djibout, he said. In addition to meeting local demands, Ethiopia has a plan to sell electric power to neighboring countries once the power projects being built are completed. more
President Mulatu commends Lions-Carter Initiative to eliminate prevalent eye diseases (May 17, 2017)
President Mulatu Teshome appreciated the role of Lions-Carter Center Sight First Initiative in eliminating trachoma and river blindness during the last 15 years. The President met today with a Lions-Carter Center Sight First Initiative delegation comprising nine members. Mulatu assured the delegation that he will give all the necessary support towards the effectiveness of the projects as a member of the Lions Club International Foundation. more
Under Secretary General Praises Ethiopia for Role in Maintaining Int'l Peace (May 17, 2017)
nder Secretary General for Field Support at the United Nations, Atul Khare, praised Ethiopia’s contribution to the maintenance of international peace and security. The Under Secretary General held discussion today with State Minister of Foreign Affairs Hirut Zemene. He thanked the government and people of Ethiopia for the great scarifies they made to bring peace and security. Khare said that "we remember the ultimate scarifies of the Ethiopian solders that lost their lives to bring peace and security to other countries." more
World Bank to Provide 4.9 Billion USD for Ethiopia (May 17, 2017)
The World Bank Group disclosed that it will provide 4.9 billion USD for land, watershed restoration and women entrepreneurship projects as well as the Productive Safety Net program. World Bank Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, held discussion today with Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen on ways of further enhancing partnership toward eradicating poverty. After the discussion, the Georgieva told journalists that the World Bank is preparing country partnership framework and the national envelope for Ethiopia is in the order of 4.9 billion USD. "I was reporting that the World Bank will be able to provide very sizeable support for Ethiopia for the next three years", she added. more
GE, AAU sign MoU to collaborate on skills development in Ethiopia (May 15, 2017)
General Electric (GE) and the Addis Ababa University Institute of Technology (AAiT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together on capacity development programs for renewable energy in Ethiopia. The partners have been collaborating since late 2016 on skills development programs and the new focus will cover hydro, wind and solar projects. more
Ethiopia aims at transforming speciality coffee market: FT (May 15, 2017)
Ethiopia, the world's fifth largest coffee producer and home of arabica, has overhauled the way it markets the commodity in a bid to increase export earnings and clamp down on a thriving domestic black market. Experts say the reforms, which centre on improving traceability of beans and stimulating higher quality production, could transform the global speciality coffee market because of the expected increased supply from one of the world’s premier producers. Dr. Arkebe Oqubay, the government minister overseeing the reform, said he hopes the changes, which are modelled on Colombia’s experience, will see Ethiopia’s annual coffee exports soar from their current 1 billion US dollars. more
Ethio-Djibouti Railway Begins Regular Trail Service (May 10, 2017)
The electric-powered Ethio-Djibouti railway has started a regular trail service today. The train which departed from Furi-Lebu, Addis Ababa, to Dire Dawa today can travel at 120 kilometers per hour. The railway line with state-of-art technology is expected to play a pivotal role in enhancing the import-export of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Railway Corporation Chief Executive Officer Dr. Getachew Betru said. According to him, the railway will contribute to advancing integration between the two countries and further enhance bilateral economic ties. more
Power at Affordable Price Crucial to Sustainable Dev't: PM Hailemariam (May 10, 2017)
Sufficient electrical power supply at affordable price is important to ensure sustainable development in Africa, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said. Speaking at the opening of the 6th World Hydropower Congress (WHC) underway in Addis Ababa for the first time in Africa,the premier said adequate electrical power supply needs to be fulfilled to realize Africa's sustainable development goals. He said Africa is exerting efforts to develop electrical power from water and renewable energy resources to ensure sustainable development. more
PM Hailemariam Travels to London to Attend Somalia Conference (May 09, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has left for London, United Kingdom, to attend Somalia Conference 2017 that will discuss about the support the country needs to sustain the progress made over the last 5 years. Heads of State and Government from across East Africa and other key partners are expected to attend the conference. Accelerating progress on security and the new international partnership needed to keep Somalia on course for increased peace and prosperity by 2020 are the major agendas of the conference. more
USAID-DuPont Partnership helps hundreds of thousands of Ethiopian farmers transform production and livelihoods (May 08, 2017)
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and DuPont announced that the  Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (AMSAP), a public-private partnership between USAID, DuPont and the Government of Ethiopia, exceeded its goal by 150 percent to boost maize productivity among smallholder farmers and increase food production for Ethiopian communities. more
Ethiopia celebrates 76th anniversary of Victory Day (May 05, 2017)
The 76th anniversary of the Patriots' Victory Day has been celebrated across Ethiopia today in a series of ceremonies. The day is dedicated to commemorate Ethiopian patriots who died during the war against the then Italian forces and the end of the five-year occupation in 1941. more
Ethiopia Committed to Bringing Sustainable Peace, Stability to Somalia (May 04, 2017)
Ethiopia will continue exerting efforts to bring sustainable peace and stability to Somalia, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said. Prime Minister Hailemariam held discussion yesterday with Somalia’s President Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed who was in Ethiopia for an official visit. The premier reconfirmed Ethiopia’s continued support to the country’s durable peace and stability. He also said the visit of the president would open a new chapter in the relationship between the two countries. Hailemariam added that Ethiopia will support free movement of people and availability of transportation in the country. Furthermore, he stated that Ethiopia has the desire to work together with Somalia in its efforts to fight poverty and provide humanitarian aid. more
Dr. Workneh, UN Special Envoy discuss regional peace (May 04, 2017)
Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, discussed with UN Secretary General Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Nicholas Haysom today. During the meeting, the two sides discussed extensively over issues of peace and stability of South Sudan as well as regional peace and security. On the discussion, Dr. Workneh said Ethiopia has been working in cooperation with the United Nations along with the international community in resolving the crisis of South Sudan and in bringing peace and stability in the region. more
Ethiopia, Somalia agree to forge closer ties (May 03, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed held discussions here at the National Palace today. The discussions were held in a frank and cordial manner that characterize the historic friendship existed between the two countries. In a joint press conference issued after the discussion, the two leaders expressed their readiness to create a high level-joint cooperation committee and fully implement previously signed agreements to revitalize the already existing mechanism of cooperation. The two sides also agreed to encourage free movement of goods and services between their respective countries. more 
Premier, UN Rights Chief discuss on human rights issues in Ethiopia (May 03, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn conferred with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on human rights situation. During their discussion the two sides exchanged views on human right issues and challenges that Ethiopia faces. They also discussed on the investigative report issued by the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission about the unrest occurred in parts of Oromia, Amhara and South Nations, Nationalities and Peoples States. According to ENA, they also agreed to work together to protect human rights in the country. more
Ethiopia Launches 2nd Human Rights Action Plan (April 26, 2017)
The second national human rights action plan of Ethiopia which endeavors for the better promotion and protection of human rights is launched today. The action plan that runs until 2019 was approved by the House of the Peoples’ Representatives in December 2016. The action plan includes detailed directions which will contribute to undertake human rights centered development activities and strengthen human rights institutions. The action plan will help the government to prepare new legal frameworks and revise exiting laws to ensure human rights. While launching the action plan, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said “The human rights action plan will strengthen our capacity of ensuring the exercise of human rights while enforcing and enriching the development of democratic institutions.” Hailemariam said that democracy in Ethiopia is growing and on a progress, despite wrong perceptions by some. more
Ethiopian Airlines to be official African Carrier for GOJ UNWTO Global Conference (April 26, 2017)
Africa's Minister of Tourism Hon. Edmund Bartlett has announced that one of Africa's largest airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, has been designated as the official carrier for African States attending the ‘UNWTO, Government of Jamaica and World Bank Group Conference on Jobs & Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism’, scheduled for November 27–29, 2017, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. The decision was made during Minister Bartlett’s just concluded trip to Ethiopia, following a meeting between Minister Bartlett and Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Tewolde GebreMariam. more
Ethiopia's Growth Enabling to Implement Climate Resilient, Green Dev't Strategy: Professor Sterner (April 25, 2017)
The rapid economic growth in Ethiopia can create good opportunity and enabling situation in implementing its climate resilient and green development strategy, according to Professor Thomas Sterner of University of Gothenburg and Former Chief Economist of Environment Defense Fund (EDF). Professor Thomas Sterner made the remark in his keynote address to the first Annual Conference on Ethiopia’s Green Development Path that opened today. The country’s trade and FDI dramatic growth is conducive for industrialization as well as the development of renewable energy potentials such as solar, hydro, and wind, the professor said. Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister, Dr. Gemedo Dale, told reporters that Ethiopia is on the right track since all sectors have been mainstreamed with the Climate Resilient Green Economy Strategy and structure for implementing have been put in place. more
Pizza Hut Enters Ethiopia in Latest Expansion Into Africa (April 25, 2017)
Pizza Hut is set to open three outlets in Ethiopia this year, becoming one of the first international restaurant chains to enter Africa’s second-most populous country. The restaurants are scheduled to begin serving in the capital, Addis Ababa, by November, franchisee Aschalew Belay said in an interview Monday. more
Addis Ababa to Host 2017 World Hydropower Congress (April 25, 2017)
Ethiopia will host the 2017 World Hydropower Congress on 9 - 11 May 2017, the International Hydropower Association announced. The 2017 World Hydropower Congress will bring together leaders and specialists to set the course for hydropower’s contribution to future energy and water systems. How to do ‘better hydro’ in a changing world will be a central theme. It will also explore a diversity of perspectives and will examine how initiatives of governments, businesses, finance, civil society and academia can advance sustainable development. more
HPR EHRC's report on the recent violence in parts of Ethiopia (April 20, 2017)
The House of People's Representatives (HPR) during its regular session on Thursday endorsed the report of Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on the recent violence in parts of Ethiopia. The House backed the Commission's resolution that corrective measures be taken against government bodies who failed to prevent the valence or minimize casualties afterward. The resolution also recommends taking similar measures against security forces that might have employed excessive force in handling the violence. more
US companies keen to invest in Ethiopia (April 17, 2017)
A US business delegation meeting State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Aklilu Hailemichael on April 13, 2017 in Addis Ababa said they have visited different places in Ethiopia and want to involve in different infrastructural investment sectors in the country apart from their main Paramedical Project. The US business delegation which comprises Mr. Reddy N Apoori, President of Aerogenics Inc, and Dr. Gaddam Shachinder Reddy, Chairman of Pharma Project was accompanied by Berhane Kidanemariam, Consul-General at the consular office in Los Angeles and members of the Oakland-based Hidassie Ethiopian Disapora Committee. more
Nation working vigorously to facilitate safe return of Ethiopians from Saudi (April 13, 2017)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said it is working to facilitate the safe return of Ethiopians who have been living in Saudi Arabia without residence and work permits. Saudi Arabia recently launched “a nation without violations” campaign to give people who have been living there 90 days to leave the country without penalties, including Ethiopians. According to the Saudi government, those illegal immigrants who failed to take advantage of the 90-day amnesty period will face deportation. more
Dr Workneh reiterates Ethiopia’s commitment to cooperate with ICAO (April 11, 2017)
Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu met here today with Dr. Fang Liu Secretary General of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). During the meeting, Dr Workneh said that Ethiopia stands committed to strengthen its international cooperation and coordination with the ICAO for new progress and achievements in aviation industry. The Foreign Minister also stressed the need to continue to work together with ICAO aiming at linking the aviation growth momentum with the agenda of sustainable development, inclusive growth as well as African integration and unity. more
Industrial Parks to Employ Refugees (April 05, 2017)
Three industrial parks will be built in Ethiopia to ensure employment opportunities for refugees sheltered in Ethiopia, the Administration of Refugees and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) disclosed. Zeynu Jemal, deputy director for ARRA told ENA that Ethiopia is working on providing sustained livelihood support for refugees who took shelter in the country. The industrial parks will provide employment opportunities for 100,000 persons including 30,000 refugees. Ethiopia had expressed commitments to work on nine projects geared towards improving the livelihoods of refugees in the country on a UN General Assembly meeting dedicated to refugees. more
WB approves $445 mln to enhance water supply, sanitation in Ethiopia (April 03, 2017)
Up to 3.38 million Ethiopian citizens stand to benefit from new financing approved by the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors towards the nation's water sector. The $445 million credit ($320 million IDA regular and $125 million IDA scale-up facility) will be used to increase access to enhanced water supply and sanitation services in Addis Ababa and 22 secondary cities. The financing will enable investments in appropriate, cost effective, equitable sanitation solutions, as well as increase efficiency in water supply. more
GERD is valuable heritage to be passed on to coming generation (April 02, 2017)
The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) being built by the nations, nationalities and peoples of Ethiopia en masse is a valuable heritage to be passed on from the current to the coming generation of Ethiopians, President Dr. Mulatu Teshome has said. The President made the remark on Sunday during the sixth anniversary celebration of the official launch of construction of GERD at the project site in Guba town of the Benishangul-Gumuz regional state. "GERD is an enduring legacy to be proud of by us like the victory of Adwa was to our forefathers," Dr. Mulatu said. more
Ethiopia extends State of Emergency for additional four months (March 30, 2017)
The House of Peoples' Representatives (HPR) has today decided to extend the nationwide State of Emergency for additional four months. The House unanimously voted to extend the State of Emergency after discussing on remarks presented by the State of Emergency Inquiry Board for its extension. Siraj Fegessa, Secretariat of the State of Emergency Command Post and Minister of Defense, attributed the reason for the extension to the existence of some people who occasionally strive to disrupt peace and security. Moreover, its extension is needed so as to take the prevailing relatively good peace and security situations to the point of no return, he added. more
President Mulatu meets with President of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly (March 29, 2017)
President Mulatu Teshome and Mr. Peter Thompson, President of the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly, held talks on further speeding up concerted cooperation in areas of regional peace and security and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the Jubilee Palace today (March 29th, 2017). The discussions focused on strengthening Partnership against Peace and Security Challenges in the Horn of Africa region and moving forward with the implementation of the sustainable Development Goals in the continent. more
UN General Assembly President Says Ethiopia's Industrialization Exemplary to Other Countries (March 29, 2017)
United Nations General Assembly President, Peter Thomson, said Ethiopia’s endeavor to undertake rapid industrialization can be taken as a very good example to others nations. The president made the remark after visiting a textile and garment, and a shoe factory at Bole Lemi Industrial Park today. "I have seen factories where four thousand people carry out their jobs in clean and modern working environment. This is inclusive industrialization. I think Ethiopia is very proud of the way it is going," he said. more
Premier Emphasizes Need for Institutional Capacity Building, Dev't of Tourism Destination (March 22, 2017)
Institutional capacity building and development of tourist destinations should be given the necessary attention so that the country can benefit from tourism, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said. The Ethiopian Tourism Transformation Council held its fourth regular meeting here today. Chairperson of the Council, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn said on the occasion Ethiopia has a huge potential in tourism but the country has not benefited much from the resource. To secure the desired benefits, attention should be given to institutional capacity building and development of tourism destination. Encouraging private businesspersons to engage in building hotels, lodges, recreational areas and other infrastructure for tourists is essential, he noted. more
Ethiopia Committed to Sustain Rapid Growth (March 21, 2017)
Ethiopia's rapid economic growth in the last 13 consecutive years was mainly due to the country's commitment towards long-term development, said Dr. Abraham Tekeste Minister of Finance and Economic Cooperation. While briefing a group of African journalists who visited Ethiopia for a week, the Minister said that priority is given to agricultural transformation, infrastructure development, building capacity of the private sector and investing in citizens to realize the growth in addition to the commitment. Because of the commitment of the government and maximum efforts exerted so far, the size of the economy has more than doubled over the last six years by growing to 72 billion USD at present from 32 billion USD in 2011, he said. The average per capital income has also reached close 800 USD; poverty has dropped by more than half from 50 to 23 percent while Gini coefficient remains 0.3, according to Dr. Abraham. more
Diaspora Continue Multi-faceted Support for GERD (March 21, 2017)
Ethiopians in the Diaspora have continued to render commendable contributions in the nation’s political, diplomatic and financial activities including the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. All Ethiopians including Diaspora and citizens of Ethiopian origin in different part of the world, warmly welcomed the launching of the construction of the dam, Diaspora Engagement Affairs Director-General at the Ministry, Demeke Atnafu told ENA. He added that they considered their participation in the development programs of the nation as the source of their pride, identity and self assurance as citizens. According to the director, almost all Ethiopians living abroad converged around the construction of the dam by casting aside all the differences they have among themselves. more
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Welcome to the Embassy of Ethiopia
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United States of America
Special Envoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Ambassador Girma Birru


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

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የዋሽንግተን ዲሲ የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ እና በአሜሪካ የተለያዩ ግዛቶች የሚገኙ የኢትዮጵያ ህዳሴ ምክር ቤት ተወካዮች የጋራ የምክክር መድረክ እና 26ኛው የግንቦት 20 በዓል ዝግጅት

Tourism Promotion event at Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C.

H.E Ambassador Girma Birru's interview with EthioTube on Ethiopia's current affairs

በውጭ ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን!!!

የትግራይ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግስት በ12 የትግራይ ከተሞች "የራስ አገዝ የጋራ መኖሪያ ቤቶች ሕብረትሥራ ማህበር" ማስፈጸሚያ ማንዋል በአዲስ መልክ ያዘጋጀ ሲሆን፣  በማህበራትተደራጅተውና ሙሉውን የግንባታ ወጪ በዝግ ሒሳብ ማስቀመጥ ለሚችሉ የክልሉ ተወላጆች የዳስፖራ አባላት የመመዝገብሥራእንዲጀመርከውጭጉዳይሚኒስቴርተገልፆልናል፡፡
በመሆኑም ምዝገባውበኢትዮጵያኤምባሲየምናከናውንመሆኑን እየገለፅን፣መስፈርቱን የምታሟሉ አስፈላጊውን ሠነዶች በማሟላትመመዝገብየምትችሉመሆኑን እንገልፃለን፡፡

የምዝገባ የተጠቃለለ መረጃ
"የራስ አገዝ የጋራ መኖሪያ ቤቶች ሕብረትሥራ ማህበር" ማስፈጸሚያ ማንዋል
የባንክ አካውንት ለመክፈት ማመልከቻ ቅፅ
የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ

The 42nd Anniversary of TPLF colorfully celebrated in Washington, D.C. (Feb 20, 2016)

Amb. Girma Birru attended a Diplomatic Week in Jamaica

ከኢትዮጵያ ባንኮችና የኢሹራንስ ካምፓኒዎች  አክሲዮን የገዛችሁ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን በሙሉ
የኢትዮጵያ ተወላጅ የሆኑ የውጭ ዜጎችን በትውልድ አገራቸው የተለያዩ መብቶች ተጠቃሚ ለማድረግ የወጣውን አዋጅ ቁጥር 270/94 በሚገባ ባለማስገንዘብ አንዳንድ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን በፋይናንስ ዘርፍ አክሲዮን ገዝተው በመገኘታቸው የገዙት ገንዘብ በባንኮች መታገዱን በመግለጽ ችግሩ የተፈጠረው ከመረጃና ግንዛቤ ማነስ በመሆኑ ይቅርታ እንዲደረግላቸው በተደጋጋሚ ከዳያስፖራ አባላት ጥያቄ የቀረበ ሲሆን ፣ ይህንኑ ጥያቄ በፍትህ ሚ/ር በኩል አስተያየት እንዲሰጥበት በማድረግ መንግስት ውሳኔ እንዲሰጥበት አድርጓል፡፡
በዚሁ መሰረት አክሲዮን የገዙ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን አክሲዮን የገዙበት ገንዘብ  እ.ኤ.አ እስከ June 30, 2016 ድረስ ከነወለዱ ተሰልቶ ተመላሽ እንዲደረግላቸው የኢትዮጵያ ብሄራዊ ባንክ ያሳወቀን በመሆኑ ይህንኑ አውቃችሁ በባንኮችና ኢንሹራንስ ካምፓኒዎች አክሲዮን የገዛችሁ በተላለፈው ውሳኔ መሰረት አክሲዮኑን የገዛችሁበትን መረጃ በመያዝ ገንዘባችሁን ወጪ ማድረግ የምትችሉ መሆኑን እንገልጻለን።

ዝርዝር መመሪያውን ለማግኘት እዚህ ይጫኑ
   በኢ.ፌ.ድ.ሪ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ
ጥቅምት 24 ቀን 2009 ዓ.ም

Embassy of Ethiopia honours Peace Corps (EMN)

Harvard Club event at Embassy of Ethiopia (EMN)

The New Changes on the Consular Service at Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C

ማ ስ ታ ወ ቂ ያ

በውጭ ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን!!!

የቤቶች ልማት ፕሮግራምን በሁለም ክልሎች በመቅረፅ የማስፈፀሚያ መመሪያ አዘጋጅተው ባጠናቀቁ
የትግራይ፣ አማራ፣ ኦሮሚያ፣ ደቡብ፣ ሃረሪ፣ ሶማሌ፣ ጋምቤላ ክልሎችና የድሬዳዋ ከተማ አስተዳደር
በማህበራት በመደራጀት የመመዝገብ ሥራ እንዲጀመር ከውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር ተገልፆልናል፡፡
በመሆኑም ከሚያዚያ 12 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ ምዝገባውን በኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ የምናከናውን መሆኑን
እየገለፅን በመመሪያዎቹ መሠረት አስፈላጊውን መስፈርት በማሟላት መመዝገብ የምትችሉ መሆኑን

የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ

የምዝገባ መሰረታዊ መረጃዎች

የምዝገባ የተጠቃለለ መረጃ

የባንክ አካውንት ለመክፈት ማመልከቻ ቅፅ

የየክልሎችን ዝርዝር መረጃዎች ከዚህ በታች ይመልከቱ

የአማራ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
ደቡብ ብሄር ብሄረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ 
  የቤቶች ዋጋ
የኦሮሚያ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
የትግራይ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ 
የድሬዳዋ ከተማ መስተዳድር የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ 
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ 
የጋምቤላ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የሶማሌ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የሀረሪ ክልል የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የቤኒሻንጉል ጉሙዝ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ

"Business and Investment Forum for the Ethiopian Diaspora" - production of Ethiopian Media Network (EMN) in collaboration with Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Documentary showing the 5th year status of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Ethiopia - The Land of Renaissance

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