Ethiopia: A Unique Economic Strategy Delivering High Growth - The World Bank (Nov 23, 2015)
Over the last decade, Ethiopia has made remarkable progress in its economic growth exceeding other low income and Sub-Saharan African countries, with real gross domestic product (GDP) growth averaging 10.9 percent in 2004-2014. Ethiopia has moved from the second poorest in the world in 2000 and, if it can keep the current pace, it’s on its way towards becoming a middle income country by 2025. more

The 35th anniversary of the Amhara National Democratic Movement /ANDM/ was colorfully Celebrated in Washington D.C. (Nov 21, 2015)

Hundreds of Diaspora Ethiopians residing in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, particularly members and supporters of the organization observed the 35th anniversary of the ANDM event on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the auditorium of the chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy. more

Gov't could shift dev't budget if drought persists: GCAO (Nov 16, 2015)
The government of Ethiopia said it has so far spent 6 billion birr to prevent the effect of the El Nino caused drought on people. Government Communication Affairs Office Minister, Getachew Reda, made the remark on Monday at a press briefing on the drought that hit some parts of the country. more
Ethiopia expresses its condolences to the People and Government of France (Nov 16, 2015)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, on behalf of the Government and People of Ethiopia, unreservedly condemning the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday November 13, expressed his deepest condolences to all the families of the victims of the appalling. more
Ministry consolidates Efforts to ebb El-Nino effects (Nov 12, 2015)
The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resource said it is strengthening efforts to save the society from effects of climate change induced effects. Public Relations Office Deputy Head with the Ministry, Wondimu Filate, briefing the media on the first quarter performance of the ministry, noted that different alternatives are being undertaken to attain the goal of producing 300 million quintals this year though the country is facing the effect of el-nino. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam attends the Valletta EU-Africa Migration Summit (Nov 11, 2015)
A high-level Ethiopian government delegation headed by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is taking part in the two-day Valletta Summit on migration from 11 to 12 November 2015. The Summit will provide a platform for African and European Leaders to exchange views and take decisions on the challenges and opportunities arising from migration and mobility within the two continents. more
U.S. Announces $97 Million in Additional Emergency Food Assistance for Ethiopia (Nov 10, 2015)
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced it is providing nearly $97 million in additional food assistance to assist vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, including those severely affected by the impacts of the El Nino weather phenomenon. The contribution provided by USAID's Office of Food for Peace includes more than 154,000 tons of emergency food assistance to address food needs of approximately 3.5 million Ethiopians as well as refugees from Somalia, South Sudan and Eritrea who have fled conflict in their own countries. USAID is contributing $58 million to its partner Catholic Relief Services for 105,700 tons of U.S. food; providing $19 million to the UN World Food Program (WFP) for its drought relief operation, and $20 million for its refugee assistance. more
Ethiopia will launch four more industry parks in two years (Nov 10, 2015)
Industry State Minister Tadesse Haile said studies have been finalized to enable the launch of four more parks in the eastern town of Dire Dawa, in Kombolcha and Mekelle in the northern part of the country and at Adama to the south of Addis Ababa. The State Minister said the parks could cost US$500 million per park, adding "but the construction of industrial parks is a good attraction for investment." more
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn says there's always room for journalistic criticism (Nov 09, 2015)
In an interview broadcast on the BBC World Service, Prime Minister Hailemariam told BBC African Editor, Mary Harper, that a "Free media is very essential for the democratic process and development." He added, "We are ready to be criticized by any journalists because we know we are not perfect". The Prime Minister said that the diversity of Ethiopia meant that democracy and human rights were central to its survival and success. He said "There is a young, dynamic population in this country with all the social media information flow - so without democratic discourse it’s not possible to continue as a country - we believe we’re on the right track." more
Ambassador Girma Birru held talks with Officials from Auburn University (Oct 28, 2015)
H.E. Ambassador Girma Birru held talks with Dr. Royrickers Cook, Assistance Vice President for the University Outreach and Ms Elizabeth Essamuha – Quansh, Coordinator, Center for Global Development, Auburn University, in his office today. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the University's activities to the Embassy of Ethiopia, explore potential partnership with Universities in Ethiopia in the areas of research and development and to invite the Ambassador to participate in the university’s upcoming African open house program. H.E. Ambassador Girma welcomed the university officials and exchanged ideas on how to establish the strong partnership between Ethiopian and Auburn Universities. Auburn University was established in 1856 and located in the city of Auburn, Alabama. Currently, the University has signed MOU with Jimma University and Ambo University.
The Economist Ethiopia Summit 2015 starts in Addis Ababa (Oct 28, 2015)
The Economist Ethiopia Summit kicked off at the Sheraton Addis in the presence of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, FBC reported. Policy makers, heads of companies and investors represented from more than 250 countries are in attendance of the Summit. In his opening remark, the Premier briefed the participants on performance of the first Growth and Transformation Plan and objectives of the Second GTP. more
Ethiopia targets to double road expansion to 200,000km by 2020 (Oct 28, 2015)
Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom has today addressed a Plenary Session on "Collaborating to Address Africa's Infrastructure Needs" at the India-Africa Business Forum in New Delhi. Upon congratulating the Government of India for the successful organization of the ongoing deliberations of the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit, Dr. Tedros said, "In Ethiopia we value the principles of the forum as they are very critical for mutual growth and development." more
World Energy Council Executive Assembly and World Energy Leaders Summit (Oct 27, 2015)
The World Energy Council Executive Assembly and World Energy Leaders Summit is taking place in Addis Ababa all this week (October 26 to October 30) with senior government officials from across Africa and the world and hundreds of energy company executives and energy sector pioneers. The Assembly's governance meetings and the Executive Assembly plenary are being held during the first two days and a Future Energy Leaders' Summit will take place on Wednesday (October 28). more
Amb. Girma Birru held talks with Egypt's newly-appointed Ambassador to the USA (Oct 27, 2015)

H.E. Ambassador Girma Birru held talks with Egypt's newly-appointed Ambassador to the United States of America, H.E Ambassador Yasser Reda in his office this morning. Ambassador Girma welcomed his counterpart and thanked him for the courtesy visit. The two exchanged views on various bilateral and regional issues. They agreed to work together and further strengthen the ties between the two countries.

Ethiopia starts looking at the stars - from a nearly perfect location (CNN - Oct 27, 2015)
For young people there is no limit, and in Addis Ababa dreams fly about classrooms with as much abandon as anywhere else in the world. Seventeen year-old Meron Mekonnen wants to be a particle physicist. Demekel Demto a rocket scientist. Dagem Teresse is interested in inventing things and wants to become a robotics engineer. Mekonnen is quick to note that Einstein was young when he published his Theory of Relativity, a 26 year-old university student. A single equation of his "changed the history of science," she points out: "I have plenty of thoughts..." more
President Simonetta Sommaruga of Switzerland on a three day state visit to Ethiopia (Oct 26, 2015)

President Simonetta Sommaruga of Switzerland arrived in Addis Ababa at the start of e three day state visit to Ethiopia on Sunday (October 25). During her visit, President Sommaruga will be meeting both President Dr. Mulatu Teshome and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, and give a speech on federalism to the House of People's Representatives. more

Colourful Celebration of the 8th National Flag Day at Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C. (Oct 24, 2015)

Prime Minister Hailemariam details GTP II plans to development partners (Oct 20, 2015)
The Consultation Forum between the Government and developmental partners on the Second Growth and Transformation Plan continued for the second day on Tuesday (October 20). The meeting is being held at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa. The Prime Minister Hailemariam addressed the Forum in the morning, responding to some of the issues raised by the donors the previous day. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam underlines government responses to the drought (Oct 20, 2015)
Prime Minister Hailemarim Desalegn gave details of the Government’s response to the impact of the drought in an interview with the Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation and Zami FM on Friday last week (October 16). He said the Government had so far spent some two billion birr on relief and support, and it would continue to make every effort to provide assistance and help for those affected. The latest figures suggest over eight million will need assistance for the next few months and possibly longer. The Prime Minister said the Government had begun to make efforts to mitigate the effect of the El Nino phenomenon, as soon as the alarm had been sounded by early warning systems. It would. He emphasized strongly, continue to do everything possible to make every effort to protect people from the effects of environment-related insecurity. more
President Calls on Citizens to Double Efforts in Eradicating Poverty (Oct 19, 2015)
President Mulatu Teshome called on citizens to double their efforts and contributions to the eradication of poverty. The 8th National Flag Day was celebrated colorfully at the Addis Ababa Stadium today in the presence of high government officials and dwellers of the city. The day is celebrated under the motto "Ethiopia is a country striving to guarantee its renaissance, to keep its flag high through mass participation''. Speaking to a packed audience at the stadium, President Mulatu said our flag is an inspiration of unity in diversity forming the foundation for the renaissance of the great nation. Behind the flag, there is a determined generation working hard to emancipate itself from the yoke of poverty, he stressed. "Defeating poverty is imperative, if we are to hold our flag high" the president noted. more
Ethiopia celebrates the 8th National Flag Day (Oct 19, 2015)
Speaker of the House of Peoples' Representatives, Abadula Gemeda, told Ethiopia's youth that they should stand together under the national flag and make every effort to ensure and sustain the country’s renaissance. Speaking at the 8th National Flag Day celebration held at Addis Ababa Stadium on Monday, Speaker Abadula said Ethiopia has come a long way on its renaissance journey. The youth of the country should follow the footsteps of their fathers and grandfathers and make concerted effort in the fight against poverty. more
IGAD calls on President Salva Kiir to suspend his creation of new states in South Sudan (Oct 15, 2015)
IGAD issued a strongly worded statement calling on President Salva Kiir to suspend his order creating 28 states in South Sudan, and to follow the mechanisms provided in the peace agreement signed with the SPLM-in-Opposition leader, Riek Machar, in August. President Kiir issued the order on October increasing the number of states in South Sudan from 10 to 28. IGAD, in its first response to the presidential comment, said “In violation of the Agreement, the Government of the Republic of South Sudan issued Establishment Order 36/2015 on October 2, 2015 redrawing the State boundaries of the Republic that expanded the number of states from 10 to 28.” more
Government holds discussions on GTP II with political parties (Oct 14, 2015)
The Government held discussions with representatives of political parties on the performance of the First Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP I) and considered the Second GTP, on Friday (October 9). The Deputy Commissioner of National Plan Commission, Getachew Adem, presented an account of the GTP I, and noted that, on the basis of the achievements of GTP I, special attention would be given to industrial parks in the Second GTP period in order to ensure a more substantial role for manufacturing industry. more
Ethiopian Jimma Agaro Coffee earned a 95% review (Oct 12, 2015)
A well known coffee review, Kenneth Davids and the Coffee Review, has given a 95/100 rating to Ethiopian Jimma Agaro coffee for an Ohio coffee roaster, Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea. Reviewers said that the handcrafted coffee suited those who value “a coffee delicate and lush, pure yet musky and deep.” more
The Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric project has begun power generation (Oct 12, 2015)
The Gilgel Gibe III hydroelectric power project began power generation on Saturday (October 10). The Dam, highest Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) dam in Africa at 243m, will have a total installed capacity of 1,870mw. This will increase Ethiopia’s power generation capacity by 234% according to Alemayehu Tegenu, Cabinet Affairs Minister, and former Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy. more
Panel Discussion on Historic Ethiopia and Israel relationship Held (Oct 08, 2015)

The American University Center for Israel Studies organized a panel discussion on the Historic Ethiopia and Israel relationship at chancery of Embassy of Ethiopia on Oct 08, 2015. Mr. Misgina Tesfay, Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Ethiopia, delivered a welcoming speech on behalf of H.E Ambassador Girma Birru. In his speech, Mr. Misgina underscored the long standing Ethio-Israel relationships that has developed from people to people relations in to strategic partnership. He further noted the need to strengthen the wide range of relationships in areas of Agricultural technological support, Trade and investment cooperation, and security.more

President Mulatu calls for concerted efforts to sustain economic growth (Oct 05, 2015)
FDRE President, Dr. Mulatu Teshome, has called for concerted efforts towards sustaining the nation's rapid economic growth over the coming five years. The President made the call at the joint inaugural session of the fifth round of the Ethiopian House of People's Representatives (HPR) and House of Federation (HoF) on Monday. more
The Prime Minister and House Speakers elected at the opening of the new parliamentary session (Oct 05, 2015)
On the occasion of the new parliamentary session, the House has re-elected Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and elected House Speakers of the House of the Peoples’ Representative (HPR) and the House of Federation (HoF), today (October 5, 2015). Ato Abadula Gemeda and Shitaye Menale are also re-elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representative. At the morning’s opening session of the House of Federation, Ato Yalew Abate and Ato Mohammed Reshid were elected as Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the House of Federation respectively. more
Muktar Urges Oromo People to Protect Historical, Cultural Heritages (Oct 05, 2015)
Oromia State Chief Administrator Muktar Kedir called on the Oromo people yesterday to protect their historical and cultural heritages. The remark was made at the Irrecha annual ritual ceremony held to celebrate the transition from the rainy and dark season to the bright one. Muktar said encouraging results have been registered in cultivating and preserving the culture and rituals of the Oromo. The Irrecha festival, as part of Geda system, is expected to get registered in UNESCO World Heritage list, according to the chief administrator. The regional government has been carrying out various activities which would enable the new generation to inherit and preserve the historical and cultural heritages of the Oromo people. Besides, the festival has helped the country, particularly Oromia state, to generate income through attracting tourists,he noted. more
Ethiopian Plans 'Mega-Airport' project (Oct 03, 2015)
Ethiopia's Government is planning to give the country a massive new international airport. To be located in or somewhere around Addis Ababa, the airport would have the capacity to handle 120 million passengers a year. In comparison, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – currently the world’s-busiest – handled just over 96 million passengers in 2014. more
IMF commends Ethiopia's strong macroeconomic performance (Oct 02, 2015)
The IMF Executive Board has concluded 2015 Article IV Consultation with Ethiopia commending the country for its strong performance in the macroeconomic sphere. "Ethiopia's recent macroeconomic performance has continued to be strong overall," the report from the consultation read also mentioning some domestic and external vulnerabilities. The IMF directors revealed that Ethiopia’s economic growth in 2014/15 was supported by booming manufacturing and construction sectors. Generally, sound macroeconomic policies and the government's efforts to improve infrastructure and attract foreign direct investment received appreciation in the final report which also indicated a favorable economic outlook and the country’s significant potential. They also agreed that Ethiopia's fiscal policy has been prudent and appropriately pro-poor. 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


The 35th Anniversary of ANDM colorfully celebrated in Washington, D.C. (Nov 21, 2015)

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

Year 2 Issue 05, November 2015

Year 2 Issue 04, October 2015

Year 2 Issue 03, September 2015

Year 2 Issue 02, August 2015

Year 2 Issue 01, July 2015

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

Press Briefing on Current Issues

8th Ethiopian National Flag Day colorfully celebrated in Washington, D.C. (Oct 24, 2015)

Celebration of Ethiopian Diaspora Day at Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C. (Aug 15, 2015)

PM Hailemariam Desalegn and President Obama Joint Press Conference at Ethiopian National Palace, Addis Ababa, July 27, 2015

President Obama Delivers a Toast to Prime Minister Hailemariam (July 27, 2015)

Ethiopia - The Land of Renaissance

Talk to Al Jazeera - Hailemariam Desalegn: Democracy 'not only an election'

Interview on Diaspora Housing Program - TG TV

Love Letter to Ethiopia - Coffee professionals share their love for ethiopian coffee

Documentary showing the 4th year Status of GERD

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