State Minister of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tsion Teklu met with a delegation comprising representatives of Ethiopian Orthodox Churches in US Canada.
The state minister conferred with the delegation which was led by Archbishop Abune Tewoflos, head of North California, Nevada and Arizona diocese members of the holly synod on disbursing collected funds to affected people in Tigray and Metekel.
During the meeting, Abune Theoflos said the delegation has managed to collect funds from its members in North America to support affected people in Tigray and Benishangul Gumuz regions.
Appreciating the positive contributions of the Ethiopian Ambassador to the United States, H.E. Ambassador Fitsum Arega, the delegates expressed hope that the Ministry would further extend its support to the Church in facilitating the safe delivery of the collected funds to the targeted group.
It is stated that Ethiopian orthodox churches in America and Canada team up to augment humanitarian support to people in need in Ethiopia.
The delegate announced humanitarian support the churches mobilized to support people in need in Tigray and Benshangul Gumuz regions.
Delegate stated that it has mobilized support amounting 350,000 US Dollars pledging continued support to social and economic activities in Ethiopia.