Demeke Mekonnen, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia bade farewell to Michael Raynor, the departing US Ambassador to Ethiopia.
On the occasion, Demeke appreciated the outgoing ambassador for his fruitful stay in Ethiopia that advanced the longlasting and strong historical relationship that existed between the two countries.
Demeke also briefed the ambassador on the humanitarian assistance, the rehabilitation and rebuilding efforts of infrastructures the government is undertaking in the Tigray region.
The discussion between the two sides covered the reform process under the new political administration in Ethiopia and the commendable support that the US government has rendered to its success and to withstand some of the notable challenges. Demeke wished Ambassador Raynor success in his future endeavors and reiterated Ethiopia’s keenness to further strengthen its relationship with the US under President Joe Biden’s administration.