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Addis Ababa and Washington D.C. tie a historic knot of Sister City Accord
/Tsehaye Debalkew December, 11, 2013/

A signing ceremony of Sister City Agreement between Addis Ababa and Washington, DC took place to-day, when Mayor Diriba Kuma of Addis Ababa and Mayor Vincent Gray of Washington D.C. inked their signatures heralding of the coming into effect of an all-round cooperation and partnership between the two Metropolises. more

Nations and Nationalities Day Colorfully Marked in Washington D.C.
/Tsehaye Debalkew Washington DC, December 8, 2013/

The 8th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Day of Ethiopia was colorfully marked at the auditorium of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C. today.  more

African Ambassadors to the US and American Partners Held Discussion on ''Power Africa" Initiative at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC.
/ Tsehaye Debalkew Washington DC, November 7, 2013/

Over 40 African countries represented in Washington D.C. met and held deep going discussion on the way forward with President Obama's Power Africa, a new initiative to double access to power in sub-Saharan Africa @ the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy.  more

Africa- US joint briefing Session on AGOA Kicks off At the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C,
Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, August 2, 2013
A half-day session of Africa- US joint briefing Session on AGOA /African Growth and Opportunity Act/ was held this morning with the active participation of the Ambassadors of African eligible countries and the African Union Mission to the USA and high ranking US officials representing Departments of State and Commerce and the office of the US Trade Representative for Africa. more
A Solemn Observance in Memoriam of Premier Meles Zenawi held by Ethiopians in the D.C. Metro Area
Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington D.C. 8 / 20 / 2013
The first anniversary of the passing away of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi was observed in a Somber memoriam held in the premises of the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington D.C. with a strong congregation of Ethiopians numbering in their hundreds on Tuesday August 8, 2013 recalling the extra-ordinary undertakings of the visionary leader. more
AGOA Mid-Term Review Meeting Kicks off At the World Bank Headquarters
/ By: Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, May 30, 2013/
 
A two-day confab of AGOA /African Growth and Opportunity Act/ Mid-Term Review under the theme "Sustainable Transformation through Trade and Technology” opened here yesterday with the active participation of the leaders of the entire member countries representing the African continent and the African Union Mission to the USA. more
Ethiopian Delegation in the US for Leadership, Management Skill up-grading Training
Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington D.C., May 17, 2013
A high level Ethiopian delegation drawn from the Regional states, the Federal government and from various departments in the Ministry of Education wrapped up a two-week skill up-grading courses sponsored by the World Bank in Virginia to-day . more
A Lavish Annual Touring Event of Passport DC, Celebrated At the Ethiopian Embassy!!!
Tsehaye Debalkew, May 4, 2013, Washington DC/
A day-long over the top annual event dubbed "Passport DC, Around the World Embassy Tour" highlighting Ethiopian cultural and societal values which attracted thousands of residents of the Washington Metropolitan hub was colorfully held with burlesque and parody in the premises of the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington Dc. today, May 4, 2013. more
Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom Conducts Interactive Dialogue with Members of the Ethiopian Diaspora in D.C.
Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington D.C. April 28, 2013
Dr.Tedros Adhanom, Foreign Minister of Ethiopia held two separate meetings and conferred with members of the Ethiopian Diaspora community and Medical and Health Care Professionals in Washington D.C. While addressing members of the Ethiopian community numbering in the hundreds at the auditorium of the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy, the FM remarked that so far major economic and social activities have been undertaken. more
Deputy Premier Spearheads Partnership Voyage Among Ethiopia-US Universities
Tsehaye Debalkew, April 25, 2013
A high calibre delegation drawn from thirteen Ethiopian Universities under the stewardship of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Demeke Mekonnen are currently calling on Universities across the US in a bid to establish a strong bonding and partnership between the two countries' Centres of Higher Learning. more
Ethiopia Commended for Excellence in Education, is Tapped to Earn $ 432 Million in Support of its All-Round Success!!
Tsehaye Debalkew Washington D.C. April 21, 2013
Ethiopia has been hailed as a success story for its performance in spearheading Education For All and its all-out drive to meet The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set for the sector. The praise was showered by bilateral and multilateral donor participants during an extraordinary global ‘Spring Meeting of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund’ held on 17 April, 2013 at the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. more
Ethiopians in Houston, Texas held a successful Fund Raising Event for the Grand Renaissance Dam
Tsehaye Debalkew, April 17, 2013
Patriotic Ethiopians and Ethiopian- Americans residing in and around Houston Metropolitan Area launched a triumphant fund raising event by purchasing bonds a process that has been going on throughout the last nine months channeled towards the building of the Grand Renaissance Dam amounting to the tune of $ 50, 000 in Houston, Texas last Sunday. more
Ethiopia- US Tourism Promotion Event Marked At the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington D.C,
 Tsehaye Debalkew, Ethiopian Embassy, Washington DC April 9, 2013
A "Business to Business Meeting" designed at bolstering Ethiopian Tourism Market in the US and engage American Tour Operators with their Ethiopian counter-parts was held @ the premises of the Ethiopian Embassy here today, a press release obtained from the Embassy stated. Read more »

During the past two Ethiopian Fiscal Years (2010/2011 and 2011/2012) real GDP growth of 11.6% and 8.5 % have respectively been registered. The share of industry in total GDP has increased from 10.8% at base year to 15% in 2010 / 2011. The average double digit growth that has been registered puts Ethiopia in the list of fastest growing countries of the world. Read more »

Ethiopian Deputy Premier Discusses Success of Ethiopia's General Education Quality Improvement Program with the World Bank in D.C.!
Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington D.C. February 6, 2013
During the interactive discussion that ensued between the two parties a financial grant amounting to$432 Million is reported to have been allotted by the Fast Track Initiative (FIT), a consortium of multi- lateral donor group constituting of the World Bank, the United Kingdom, Finland, Italy and the Netherlands for Ethiopia's General Education Quality Improvement Program Phase Two which will be launched next July 2013. Read more »

A half-day confab of the AGOA/African Growth and Opportunity Act/ Ambassadors' Forum, was held this morning with the active participation of the Ambassadors of African eligible countries and the African Union Mission to the USA. Read more »

Ministry of Foreign Affairs launches its new website (Jun 15, 2012)
(www.mfa.gov.et)

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia launched today its new website the preparation of which took a little over a year ago. Read more  »

Ethiopians Stage a Massive Rally in Support Of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi in Washington D.C.!
Tsehaye Debalkew, May 18, 2012

In what is an amazingly brisk and massive turn out in the annals of Diaspora Ethiopians show of solidarity, a record high level of demonstrators numbering in their hundreds staged a huge rally in Washington D.C. in support of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi's apt leadership. Read more  »
African First Ladies Participate in a Conversation on the Elimination of Harmful Traditional Practices,
Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, May 15, 2012
A two-pronged evening program with a dual purpose of initiating a conversation on the total elimination of harmful traditional practices and the purview of introducing Inter-African Committee- USA and the Inter-African Committee on the elimination of harmful traditional practices was staged @ the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy on May 14, 2012. Read more  »
Pre-AGOA Senior Officials and Experts Meeting Kicks off in Chevy Chase, Maryland
/ By: Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, May 2, 2012/
A three-day confab of the 11th AGOA/African Growth and Opportunity Act/ Forum, the Preparatory meeting for Senior Officials and Experts under the theme "Enhancing Africa's Infrastructure for Trade opened here yesterday with the active participation of the leaders of the entire member countries representing the African continent and the African Union Mission to the USA. Read more 
A Film Depicting Post-famine Ethiopia Screened in DC.
A film produced by the award winning filmmaker Chip Duncan depicting stories and images of hope in Ethiopia was premiered at the Mansion on O Street in down town Washington DC. .  Read more 
An Extra-ordinary Session of IGAD Countries' Ambassadors Forum to the US Held,
/By: Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, April, 18, 2012/
An extra-ordinary session of the Heads of Missions of the IGAD member states forum was held in Washington DC. at the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy in the US capital to-day April 18, 2012.  Read more 
An Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony Showcase Event of Socio-Cultural Significance Staged
Tsehaye Debalkew , March, 23, 2012, Washington DC/
An event showcasing cultural and social values exemplifying traditional coffee ceremony which attracted a substantial group of Americans was colorfully held within the auditorium of the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington Dc. during the afternoon hours on March 23, 2012.  Read more 
Ethiopian Flower Penetrates the American Market, A Show Case Event Staged in Washington, DC. !!!
By; Tsehaye Debalkew, Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington DC, March 10, 2012
Ethiopia has brought over four tons of hypericum flowers into the US recently which is only a tip of the iceberg in its bid for continued expansion by bringing in more varieties and types of cut-flowers enabling it to be a significant actress in the provision of this unique product into the vast American market. Read more 

Ethiopia-US People to People Bond Blossoming!!
By; Tsehaye Debalkew, Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington DC, March 8, 2012
A group of eighty five young students and ten adults traveling all the way from Atlanta, Georgia raised the curtain in strengthening the people to people relations between Ethiopia and the US by paying their maiden cordial tour of the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC. on March 7, 2012, last Wednesday.  more ...
Condolences
From the Embassy of Ethiopia on the passing away of Congressman Donald Payne (March 06, 2012)  more ...
Modern Advanced Radar to be installed In Bahir Dar, Ethiopia!!
By; Tsehaye Debalkew, Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington DC, March 5, 2012
An international workshop charged with the objective of identifying the scientific and societal motivations and benefits for hosting a new international upper atmospheric research facility namely an Advanced Modular Incoherent Scatter Radar/AMISR/ kicked off last Thursday.  Read more 
37th Anniversary of the Founding of the TPLF Colorfully Celebrated in the Washington DC. Metro Area!
Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, March  03, 2012
The 37th Anniversary of the founding of the Tigrean People's Liberation Front /TPLF/ hosted by the Union of Tigreans in North America (UTNA) Washington DC chapter, was colorfully celebrated in the midst of fanfare and jubilation on March 3, 2012 @ 300 Army Navy Drive in Arlington Virginia.  Read more 
Ambassador Girma Birru Presents Credentials To President of Mexico!
Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, February 27, 2012
The newly appointed non-resident Ethiopian Ambassador to Mexico, Girma Birru presented his credentials to President Felipe Calderón, the President of the United Mexican States last Friday February 24, 2012 at the presidential palace in Mexico City. Read more 
Ambassador Girma Birru Presents Credentials To President of Mexico!
Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, February 27, 2012
The newly appointed non-resident Ethiopian Ambassador to Mexico, Girma Birru presented his credentials to President Felipe Calderón, the President of the United Mexican States last Friday February 24, 2012 at the presidential palace in Mexico City. Read more 
 
London Conference on Somalia: Communique 

PM Address to the London Conference on Somalia-Feb 2012


IGAD Countries' Ambassadors to the US Launch a joint working Forum!
/ By: Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, February 22, 2012/
Heads of Missions of the IGAD member states in Washington D.C have formed a joint consultative forum at an extra-ordinary session they held at the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy in the US capital to-day February 22, 2012.   Read more 
For Immediate Release           

February 10, 2012 Ethiopian Airlines was awarded the Gold Award for African Airline of the Year 2011/2012 from the African Aviation News portal. Ethiopian Airlines earned this distinguished honor by receiving the highest number of votes from readers, industry officials, and followers of African Aviation. More than 20,000 total votes were registered in this year's poll, both online and in various industry meetings and airline congress events.  Read more 

The African Diaspora Market Place initiative has extended its deadline for submission of business proposals to February 15,2012. Interested members of of the Ethiopian Diaspora in the USA an submit their proposals before the deadline.

WASHINGTON & ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU - News), a leader in global payment services, its Foundation, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have extended the application deadline for the African Diaspora Marketplace to February 15, 2012. The ADM is an initiative that encourages sustainable economic growth and employment by supporting U.S.-based diaspora entrepreneurs with ideas for start-up and established businesses in Africa. Western Union Agent and pan-African banking group Ecobank Group also announces its intention to join the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM).   Read more

 
Full text of the response of the Embassy of Ethiopia sent to the New York Times in response to the OP-ED article that appeared on January 28,2012.
Nations and Nationalities /Constitution Day/ Marked Colorfully in Washington D.C.
By: Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, December 10, 2011

The 6th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Day of Ethiopia/Constitution Day/ was colorfully marked at the auditorium of the Chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C. to-day. The celebration was attended by hundreds of Diaspora Ethiopians, Community Representatives and families. Read more

» UN Security Council

Resolution 2023 (2011)

Adopted by the Security Council at its 6674th meeting, on 5 December 2011
 

The 16th ICASA Conference Opens in Addis Ababa in the Presence of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and President George W. Bush
Purchase of Bond of GRD and Public Discussion on Diaspora Policy Undertaken in Minneapolis!!
By: Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, December 4, 2011

A joint session of open and public discussion on the Diaspora Policy and a concomitant drive of purchase of bond towards the success of the construction of the Grand Renaissance Dam/GRD/ was undertaken in the Greater Minneapolis Metropolitan Area in the presence of close to one hundred fifty Diaspora Ethiopians, according to News Dispatches received from the Depot Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, the venue where the much anticipated meeting was convened.  Read more

 
Public Discussion on Diaspora Policy Kicks Off!!
By: Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, December 1, 2011

An open and public discussion on the Diaspora Policy, which is highly expected to boost the participation of the Ethiopian Diaspora communities across the globe in the development activities of the country and protect their benefits and interests, has kicked off in various states and cities across the US.  Read more

 

Ethiopia Keen to Launch a Twinning Project with the University of Maryland Medical Center!!!

By: Tsehaye Debalkew, Washington DC, November 26, 2011
 

Ethiopia is keen to establish institutional bilateral partnership with the University of Maryland in light of its ever expanding global twinning programs with institutions of higher learning.  Read more

COMMUNIQUE OF THE 19th EXTRA-ORDINARY SESSION OF THE IGAD ASSEMBLY OF HEADS OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT ON THE SITUATION IN SOMALIA AND A BRIEFING ON THE OUTSTANDING ISSUES OF THE SUDAN COMPREHENSIVE PEACE AGREEMENT
ADDIS ABABA, 25th November, 2011

Nation to introduce Human Rights National Action Plan 

Preparations are underway to introduce a five-year Human Rights National Action Plan (HRNAP), the Ministry of Justice said.  Read more »

Ethiopian Ambassador to the US Addresses Southeast Model African Union 2011 Confab at Savannah State University!!!

By; Tsehaye Debalkew, November 13, 2011 Washington DC

The government of Ethiopia is positively disposed of to encourage and initiate cordial and ever burgeoning partnerships, between Ethiopian universities which are currently in the up-shoot in their phenomenal numerical strength and their sustainably ascending students and pedagogical growth on the merit of just and fair distribution upon the vast expanse of our country and their American counterparts for the mutual benefit of our sisterly nations.
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Ethiopians in Boston and Ohio form Grand Renaissance Dam Diaspora Participation and Coordination Councils!!!

(Tsehaye Debalkew, October 27,, 2011 - Washington DC)
Ethiopians and foreign nationals of Ethiopian Origin domiciling in Boston and Ohio states and their environs here in the US have established The Grand Renaissance Dam Diaspora Participation and Coordination Councils that would ensure the bolstering and further boost the mobilization effort and contributions toward the successful completion of the historic gigantic project currently in full gear in Ethiopia.
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Ethiopians in Boston and Ohio form Grand Renaissance Dam Diaspora Participation and Coordination Councils!!!

(Tsehaye Debalkew, October 27,, 2011 - Washington DC)
Ethiopians and foreign nationals of Ethiopian Origin domiciling in Boston and Ohio states and their environs here in the US have established The Grand Renaissance Dam Diaspora Participation and Coordination Councils that would ensure the bolstering and further boost the mobilization effort and contributions toward the successful completion of the historic gigantic project currently in full gear in Ethiopia.
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