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Ethiopian Delegation wraps up tour of the US.

/April 26, 2010/

A high level Ethiopian delegation headed by His Excellency Mr. Abdulaziz Mohamed, V/ President of the Oromia Regional State of Ethiopia that has been touring the US to apprise members of the Ethiopian Diaspora on topical issues pertaining to development, investment and the on-going Election process which is due to consummate by the end of the third week of May 2010 wrapped up its tour and returned home last week.

The four-man strong team made its maiden briefing in the ballroom of the Embassy of Ethiopia in the capital to a packed audience of Ethiopian Diaspora congregation domiciling in and around the Washington Metropolitan Area, and then in Atlanta, and Seattle and Minnesota cities.

The  high-powered delegation  brought  to the fore  a succinct elaboration of the conducive  socio- economic and political environment  that is investment- friendly obtaining in the country and the impressive strides that Ethiopia has registered to-date in all fields elevating its stature to a higher level as a nation to reckon with.

The delegation also dwelt at length on the upcoming May 2010 national and regional election which is presently in full gear with the active participation of all contending political parties, other stake holders and the public at large with a determined stand of the government to make the election fair, free, democratic and credible. In this regard it was noted that election observers both local and foreign are bracing themselves up towards that end.

The delegation also brought to the attention of the attendees the measures that have been put in place to facilitate and encourage Diaspora engagement in all ventures of national development, investment and the transfer of skill, knowledge, technology, networking and other enabling resources. The delegation gave ample opportunity for the members of the Diaspora Ethiopians to raise questions which were adequately answered.

   Side by side, the delegation held exclusive meetings with the members of the Diaspora focusing on the overall development effort currently underway in Gambela, Somali and Oromia Regional Administrations by responding to concerns raised by the attendees pertaining to land ownership and use, investment opportunities, equitable economic development and good governance prevailing in those regions.

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