Mayor Deriba Kuma Says Housing Development Involving Diaspora Members will Kick off in Addis Ababa Shortly ! (Oct 31, 2011)

A high- level city delegation led by the Mayor of Addis Ababa, Deriba Kuma, apprised staff members of the Ethiopian Embassy on topical issues pertaining to peace, sustainable development, investment and the on-going Growth and Transformation Plan which is currently in full gear in Ethiopia during a briefing he made about the capital city at the chancery of the Ethiopian embassy in Washington D.C. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam and UN Secretary-General inaugurate UN's New Office Facility in Addis Ababa (Oct 29, 2014)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon officially inaugurated the United Nations' New Office Facility (NOF) in Addis Ababa at the ECA Compound on Tuesday (October 28). The inauguration ceremony was also attended by Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, Executive Secretary of UN Economic Commission for Africa, Carlos Lopes, heads of UN missions, and Ambassadors. more
Ban-Ki Moon, Jim Yong Kim meet with IGAD Ministers (Oct 29, 2014)
Ban-Ki Moon, Jim Yong Kim meet with IGAD Ministers (Oct 29, 2014) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and the President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yonk Kim met with ministers of IGAD countries yesterday (October 27) at the UNECA Conference Hall. The meeting was to launch the Horn of Africa Initiative which aims to tackle vulnerability and regional stability in the Horn of Africa Sub- Region. more
Ethiopia's GDP reaches 1.5tr birr (Oct 25, 2014)
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) announced that Ethiopia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has reached 1.5 trillion birr. MoFED State Minister Dr. Abraham Tekeste said Ethiopia has continued registering rapid economic growth during the last four years of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) period. The country has registered an estimated 10.3 percent economic growth last Ethiopian fiscal year (EFY). more
Ethiopia to deploy 200 volunteer health care workers to Ebola affected countries (Oct 24, 2014)
Dr. Kesete Admasu, Ethiopian Minister of Health announced Ethiopia is going to deploy 200 volunteer health professionals to Ebola affected countries. The Minister stated on his twitter account (@KeseteA) that the move comes after the African Union made an appeal calling on international aid to contain the Ebola outbreak. more
IGAD congratulates Kiir, Machar (Oct 23, 2014)
Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) congratulated President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Dr. Riek Machar for their courageous and visionary leadership in resolving the ongoing crisis in South Sudan. The leaders also thanked and encouraged the IGAD Special Envoys to continue with their effort until the crisis in South Sudan is resolved. more
Egyptian, Ethiopian foreign ministers prepare for joint meeting (Oct 23, 2014)
Foreign Affairs Minister Sameh Shoukry and his Ethiopian counterpart Dr Tedros Adhanom discussed in a telephone conversation on Tuesday evening developments in bilateral relations between the two countries. During the telephone conversation, they also discussed the fourth round of the Joint Egyptian-Ethiopian Ministerial Committee to be held in Addis Ababa from 1 to 3 November. In a foreign ministry statement on Wednesday, the two ministers discussed preparations for the round to achieve the desired results and to push the bilateral relations to new horizons in various fields. more
PM Hailemariam taking part at the 3GF in Copenhagen (Oct 20, 2014)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is taking part at the Global Green Growth Forum in Copenhagen from October 20-21, 2014.Ethiopia has joined the forum for the third time in a row and this time, it is participating as a partner. The 3GF provides an annual summit of high-level green growth leaders from governments, businesses, institutional investors and international organisations willing to take leadership and promote concrete solutions for the transition to a green economy. more
National Flag day Colorfully Celebrated in Los Angeles (Oct 19,2014)
Hundreds of Diaspora members of the Ethiopian Community domiciling in Lax and its environs have colorfully marked the National Flag day on October 19,2014. During the opening ceremony Ambassador Girma Birru, Special Envoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the U.S reminisced that Ethiopia being one of the pioneering states and civilizations in the word had enjoyed the special honor of hoisting its national Flag with exquisite dignity and reverence as an example of Freedom and Independence, for centuries on end. more
Named one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa in 2011 by FORBES, celebrated Ethiopian entrepreneur, Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu launched her first US offering at the beginning of this month; a flagship store of her eco-friendly shoe brand, SoleRebels, in Silicon Valley, California. The Ethiopian shoe brand's first international retail space is located at Westfield Valley Fair Mall in San Jose, California, an upscale indoor shopping mall in Silicon Valley. more
Ethiopia downplays warns of attack by al- Shabaab (Oct 17, 2014)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (MoFA) has downplayed warns of attack by Somali militant group al- Shabaab, notified by the US government. The United States government recently reported to have received threat reports of al-Shabaab’s intent to target the Bole area of Addis Ababa city. more
Ambassador Berhane confers with U.S. Representative (Oct 14, 2014)
State Minister Ambassador Berhane Gebre-Chrestos met Ambassador Keith M. Harper, US Representative to the UN Human Rights Council on Friday, October 10. Ambassador Berhane explained the progress of human rights in Ethiopia and shared his optimism that the nation was on the right part to democratization. He noted the increasing number of educated and informed citizens, the growing connectivity of the country to the outside world through enhanced telecommunication; and the growing middle class. He also confirmed the government's commitment to strengthen democratic institutions, the role of the private sector and civil society. more
President Mulatu emphasizes Ethiopia's commitment to African peace and stability on National Flag Day (Oct 14, 2014)
Ethiopia's National Flag Day is a day on which to remember the history of Ethiopian independence and renew the commitment of the people and the country to peace, unity, diversity and development. The 7th National Flag Day was colorfully celebrated at Addis Ababa Stadium on Monday (October 13) in the presence of high-level government officials, thousands of residents of Addis Ababa, members of the police and defense forces, foreign ambassadors and diplomats as well as other invited guests.. In his speech, President Dr. Mulatu Teshome emphasized that Ethiopia would continue to play a role as a force-multiplier for the maintenance of peace and stability in the region as well as in Africa. more

22ኛው ዓመት የደኢህዴን ምስረታ በዓል በዋሽንግተን የኢፊዲሪ ኤምባሲ በደማቅ ሁኔታ ተከበረ

በዋሽንግተን ዲሲ እና በአካባዊዋ የሚገኙ ኢትዮጵያውናንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን ዛሬ ጥቅምት 1 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም የደኢህዴንን 22ኛ ዓመት የልደት በዓል በዋሽንግተን ዲሲ የኢፌዲሪ ኤምባሲ  በመገኘት በድምቀት አከበሩ፡፡ በክብረ በዓሉ ላይ ክቡር አምባሳደር ግርማ ብሩ በአሜሪካ ልዮ መልዕክተኛና ባለሙሉ ስልጣን አምባሳደር የተገኙ ሲሆን ለታዳሚው  ንግግር አድርገዋል፡፡

የበዓሉ ታዳሚ የነበሩት ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን በቅርቡ በኤምባሲው የተደረገውን የጥቂት ህገ-ወጥ ግለሰቦች አስነዋሪ ድርጊት በድጋሜ አውግዘው ወደፊት በተደራጀና በተቀናጀ መልኩ የአገራችንን እድገት ለማስቀጠል በሚደረገው ጥረት ተሳትፏቸውን የላቀ ለማድረግ እና ከኤምባሲው ጎን በመቆም ሁለገብ ድጋፋቸውን እንደሚያደርጉ በድጋሚ አረጋግጠዋል።

The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working in collaboration with American law enforcement agencies to identify and hold accountable individuals involved in last week's mayhem at the country's Embassy in Washington D.C., Ambassador Dina Mufti, the Ministry's Spokesperson disclosed. Mufti said the few individuals who committed these illegal acts do not represent Ethiopians and the Ethiopian Diaspora, adding the Diaspora has intensified its involvement in Ethiopia's development. more
Visitors say Ethiopia land of incredible destinations (Oct 10, 2014)
North American National Tour visitors who visited Ethiopia recently said that Ethiopia is an incredibly diverse nation with infinite tourist destinations which could drastically build its image at global level. The group which included authors, journalists, educators and travel operators made the remark later last week after they visited the country for ten days. The visitors during their stay in Ethiopia traveled to great tourist destinations such as Lalibela, Aksum, Gondar and the Blue Nile. more

Washington DC, October 7, 2014: In a peaceful demonstration today in front of the State Department, Ethiopians and Ethiopian Americans residing in Washington DC and its metropolitan area express their support for the excellent and strong relations that exist between Ethiopia and the United States of America. They express their dissatisfaction on the activities of few extremist elements in the Ethiopian Diaspora, who are unhappy about the excellent relations between the two countries and bent on derailing them by any means at their disposal, including through illegal and violent means. In this connection, they raise their disappointments and reflect their grave concerns on the actions of a group of people who stormed the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington DC on September 29, 2014 and brought down the Ethiopian flag and threatened the personal security of its Diplomats and employees. more

President Mulatu opens Joint Session of HPR and HF in Addis (Oct 06, 2014)
The joint session of the House of Peoples' Representatives and House of Federation held its regular joint meeting for the last year of the 4th term today. The President of the Republic delivered a speech opening the session. Dr. Teshome Mulatu's speech touched various issues and focused on the implementation of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) in the current year. He outlined last year's performance where he noted that the country's economy grew by 10.3% last year. The country has aimed at maintaining a double digit growth of 11.4% this year. more
No current economic reason to devalue the Ethiopian Birr (Oct 06, 2014)
Sufian Ahmed, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, stated there is no current economic reason to devalue the Birr. He disclosed the post-GTP is also designed in cognizant with the current monetary policy. Sufian added the government is open for recommendations from all sides, but it will not bow down to outside pressure, noting a recent WB recommendation to devalue the Birr. more
Ethiopia to issue international bond (Oct 06, 2014)
Ethiopia announced its plan to issue international bond at the end of this year, the first of its kind move by the country to join the international capital market. The announcement came following the sovereign credit ratings given to the country by three top international rating agencies last May. more
Boeing delivers 10th B787-8 Dreamliner to Ethiopian Airlines (Oct 04, 2014)
The delivery of Ethiopian's 10th B787-8 Dreamliner, now flying under registration ET-ARF, MSN 34752, which arrived in Addis Ababa on 2nd of October, has brought the overall number of such aircraft on the ET fleet to now 10. The newest plane now carrying Ethiopia's flag into the world, is configured with 24 business class and 246 economy class seats and powered by two GEnx-1B engines. more
Ethiopia Stands Third in Rapid Human Resource Development, UNDP (Oct 03, 2014)
Ethiopia stands in the third place among world countries in registering rapid human resource development, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced. more
Ethio-U.S. cooperation growing: MoFA (Oct 03, 2014)
The cooperation between Ethiopia and the United States in the areas of trade, peacekeeping and fighting terrorism has been growing from time to time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said. more
40% of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam completed: Ethiopian president (Oct 03, 2014)
Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome insists no harm will befall Egypt from Ethiopia's new hydroelectric dam. Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome said in an interview with UK-UAE news channel Sky News Arabia that 40 percent of his country's Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project has been completed, and the first stage of the dam will be operational next year. more
Students Tour the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C. (Oct 02, 2014)
Twenty One Students and their mentor from Edmund Burke School in D.C. aged 12 visited the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C. on October 2,2014. more
Disturbance at Embassy an act of desperation by lackeys of Shaebia: Amb. Girma Biru (Oct 02, 2014)
The disturbance at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC was an act of few individuals who do not want to recognize the growth and reputation of Ethiopia, the Embassy said. Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the US, Girma Biru, said 10-15 people attempted to create ruckus in the embassy on Monday, September 29, 2014 at around mid day. more
American Tour Operators and Travel Journalists are highly impressed by their visit to  Ethiopia (Oct 02, 2014)

The Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C. in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ethiopian Tourism Organization and the U.S. National Tour Association (NTA) has organized a 10 day Familiarization Trip (Product Development Trip) to  American Tour Operators and Travel Journalists. The American Journalists have been posting articles and photos about their trip. read more

Ethiopia to Benefit from World Bank Support for Social Safety Net (Sep 30, 2014)
WASHINGTON, September 30, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved a US$600 million International Development Association (IDA*) credit to Ethiopia for the Productive Safety Nets Project 4 (PSNP4). The funds will be used to expand access to safety net and disaster risk management systems, as well as provide nutrition services and income support to food insecure families living in rural Ethiopia. more
መለስ ፎረም በቦስተን ከተማ ተካሄደ
በቦስተን የተቋቋመው የመለስ ፎረም መስከረም 18 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም በቦስተን ከተማ ከ250 በላይ በቦስተን እና አካባቢው የሚገኙ ኢትዮጵያዊያን እና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን በተገኙበት የቀድሞ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር አቶ መለስ ዜናዊ የአገራችን የህዳሴ ጉዞ ራዕይ ፈንጣቂ መሪ ነበሩ በማለት የሕልፈተ ሕይወታቸውን 2ኛ ዓመት አስቦ ውሏል፡፡ ይኸንኑ ራዕይ ተግባራዊ ለማድረግ የሚረዱ ፖሊሲዎች፣ ስትራቲጂዎች እና እቅዶችን በማዘጋጀት፣ የቀድሞው ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር መለስ ዜናዊ ቀዳሚው ነበሩ በማለት ፎረሙ በአጽንኦት ገልጧል፡፡ የልማትና የዴሞክራሴ ስርዓት ግንባታ ፖሊሲዎችን በመተግበርም በሀገራችን እና ባአካባቢው ያስመዘገቡት ውጤት አንፀባራቂ ነው በማለት ፎረሙ አስታውቋል፡፡ በተለይም የውጭ ጉዳይና አገራዊ ደህንነት ፖሊሲ ላይ ትኩረት በማድረግ ሰፊ ውይይት የተደረገ ሲሆን በእለቱም የአቶ መለስ ዜናዊ ድንቅ ስራዎችን የሚገልፁ የተለያዩ ጽሁፎችና ስነ ግጥሞችም ቀርበዋል፡፡
Remarks by President Obama and PM Hailemariam in New York (Sept 25, 2014)
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I want to extend a warm welcome to Prime Minister Desalegn and his delegation. When I spoke previously at the Africa Summit about some of the bright spots and progress that were seeing in Africa, I think there’s no better example than what has been happening in Ethiopia -- one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. We have seen enormous progress in a country that once had great difficulty feeding itself. It’s now not only leading the pack in terms of agricultural production in the region, but will soon be an exporter potentially not just of agriculture, but also power because of the development that’s been taking place there. more


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Untitled Document
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


Invest in Ethiopia -A land of opportunties


Amb. Girma Birru on National Flag Day Celebration - Los Angeles

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

Issue 02, October 2014

Issue 01, September 2014

በአዲስ አበባ አሜሪካን ኤምባሲ ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ …ጥቅምት 3/2007 ዓ.ም

አሜሪካን በሚገኘው የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ ላይ ሁከትና ረብሻ ለመፍጠር የሞከሩ…መስከረም29/2007

EBC Amharic News about Ethiopian Diaspora Demonstration

Ethiopian Diaspora Members Demonstartion infront of State Departement (Oct 07, 2014)

Statement of the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on the attack of the Embassy in Washington, D.C.

አምባሳደር ግርማ ብሩ በዋሽንግተን ዲሲ የኢትዮጵያ ኢምባሲ በተከሰተው ሁከት ዙሪያ የተናገሩ


  President Barack Obama Praises Ethiopian Development

President Obama Meets with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia (Sept 25, 2014)


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