Ethiopian diplomacy intensifies with neighbors (Nov 19, 2014)
FDRE Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ambassador Dina Mufti briefed reporters today, on current issues and stated that Ethiopian diplomacy with its neighbors is progressing. Ethiopia is working hard to bring peace and security to Somalia, Mufti said. He added that Addis Ababa is collaborating with IGAD and the AU in the post conflict reconciliation and reconstruction efforts to rebuild Somalia. 100 Somali students were given free scholarships to study in Ethiopia. more
U.S Establishes New Crewmember Visa for Ethiopians (Nov 18, 2014)
The United State Ambassador to Ethiopia, Patricia M. Haslach, announced the establishment of a new crewmember visa for Ethiopians in order to facilitate travel to and from the US for shipping vessel crewmembers. She made the remark today at the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI) in Bahir Dar. more
GERD Will Make Nations,Nationalities and Peoples' Day Colorful: Deputy PM (Nov 17, 2014)
Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen said the annual Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Day will be colorfully celebrated along with their joint project the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Demeke told journalists that Asosa, the capital of Benshangul Gumuz Regional State, has been making elaborate preparations to host the guests that celebrate the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Day colorfully. more
MoFED Says Ethiopia Will Achieve MDG Target for Poverty Eradication This EFY (Nov 17, 2014)
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) announced that Ethiopia will achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in poverty alleviation by reducing the number of people living under poverty to 22 percent at the end of the Ethiopian budget year. more
Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia agree on mega projects on River Dawa (Nov 14, 2014)
Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia have agreed to construct a multipurpose dam and a hydro power station on River Dawa in Mandera County, which is aimed at harnessing and promoting sustainable use of the resource. The three countries also proposed construction of a bridge to link Kenya and Ethiopia on the river, which will promote cross-border movement across the seasonal river. more
Ethiopian Named African Airline of the Year (Nov 14, 2014)
Ethiopian was named African Airline of the Year by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) at its 46th Annual General Assembly held in Algiers last week. In a press release Ethiopian Airlines issued today, it said it was named Airline of the Year for its exceptional results in 2013, i.e., consistent profitability and sound strategy that enabled it to forge win-win partnership with fellow sisterly African airlines. more
Achievements make Ethiopia exemplary (Nov 11, 2014)
The successes Ethiopia has been realizing over the past years in various areas made it exemplary to other countries and present practices at international arenas, the Government Communication Affairs Office said. Minister of the Office, Redwan Hussein told reporters today that Ethiopia has been chosen by international organizations to share its best practices on various international arenas because of the achievements of the nation. more
NASA Willing to Support Ethiopia in Technology Transfer (Nov 11, 2014)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) wants to further consolidate its relations with Ethiopia’s science and technology institutions, according to the administrator of the institute. This was disclosed at the talks Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Tewodros Adhanom had today with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the possibility of technology transfer to Ethiopia. more
Engineer Azeb Asnake says the Grand Renaissance Dam progressing well on track (Nov 08, 2014)
Engineer Azeb Asnake told staff members of the Ethiopian Embassy that the vital focus that the Ethiopian government attaches to the power sector is paramount and revealed to the members of the diplomatic group that the concomitant contribution it is impacting on attracting investment from around the globe including the US is very amazing, during a briefing she made at the chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C. more Interview
UNIDO program helps to realize goal on industrial development: PM Hailemariam (Nov 07, 2014)
Prime Minister HaileMariam Dessalegn said chosen as a pilot country for UNIDO's inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) program would help Ethiopia realize its goal towards industrial development. In a press conference he gave yesterday in Vienna for local journalists, the Premier said being one of the two pilot countries along with Senegal, the program would help Ethiopia bring about industrial transformation. UNIDO has recognized the activities being carried out in Ethiopia towards industrial development, Hailemariam said. The recognition the nation has got from the UNIDO Forum on inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) held in Vienna for two days will enable the nation to consolidate its efforts for the development of the sector. more
President Mulatu praises Ireland for development assistance (Nov 04, 2014)
Ethiopia's President Mulatu Teshome praised the people and government of Ireland for extending development assistance to Ethiopia. While receiving his Irish counterpart, Michael D. Higgins, yesterday, President Mulatu explained the efforts of the people and government of Ethiopia to alleviate poverty. These efforts combined with development assistance from partners, the nation has become one of the promising economies in Africa, Mulatu said. more
Ethiopia, Egypt FMs pleased with successful end of JMC meeting (Nov 04, 2014)
Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Tedros Adhanom and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, expressed their satisfaction over the successful conclusion of Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) meeting. In a press conference held after the conclusion of the Joint Ministerial Commission meeting yesterday both Ministers reiterated that the meeting had been held in a spirit of brotherhood. more
Dr. Tedros holds discussion with Foreign Minister of Egypt (Nov 02, 2014)
Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom met his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukri who came to Addis Ababa this morning (November 2, 2014) for the 5Th Ethio-Egypt Joint Ministerial Commission. The two sides exchanged views on bilateral, regional and continental issues. With regard to bilateral issues the two sides underlined the need to explore all avenues of cooperation to further strengthen the long standing bilateral ties between the two countries. The two sides commended the activities undertaken so far by the Senior Officials meeting of the 5th Joint Ministerial Commission which opened yesterday here in Addis Ababa. more
Ethiopia signs $600 mln financing agreement with WB (Nov 01, 2014)
Ethiopia signs $600 mln financing agreement with WB extended 600 million US dollars loan for the implementation of the fourth Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP 4). The loan agreement was signed here yesterday by Sufian Ahmed, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, and Guang Zhe Chen, World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia. more

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

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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


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

Issue 03, November 2014

Issue 02, October 2014

Issue 01, September 2014

Invest in Ethiopia -A land of opportunties


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

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.

  President Barack Obama Praises Ethiopian Development

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


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