H.E Adanech Abiebie, Mayor of Addis Ababa, concludes her fruitful working visit in Washington D.C.
In her weeklong Washington D.C mission, The Mayor held a series of bilateral discussions, field visits, experience sharing seminars and diaspora engagements.
She had a candid bilateral conversation with her Washington D.C. counterpart, Mayor Muriel Bowser, on ways of implementing the Sister-City Agreements signed in 2019.
The Mayors agreed to establish a working group aimed at invigorating the gaps and opportunities in terms of implementing the agreement and way forward.
H.E Ambassador Seleshi mentioned that the Embassy will continue bridging the offices of the two cities.
An experience sharing consultation forum was also held between the cities sectoral offices such as Health, educations, planning, economic development bureaus. In this forum, the respective offices presented their best practices and lessons to be taken.
Washington D.C sectoral offices vowed to provide capacity building trainings to Addis Ababa City experts on several fronts.
The Mayor and her Delegation paid several field visits including the capital river front redevelopment projects around Navy yard, D.C Water and recycling projects built by public and private partnerships.
In her last day of Washington D.C mission H.E Mayor Adanech Abiebie held a candid discussion with DMV area Ethiopia Diaspora Business Community where 200,000 USD was raised for the “Dine for Generation” project.
Mayor Adanech elaborated the conducive investment opportunities in Addis Ababa in the areas of technology, construction, health, hospitality, education and several others.
She also lauded Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C. for facilitating bilateral discussions, field tours in collaboration with Mayor office of D.C and organizing a fruitful diaspora engagements in coordination.
Prior to traveling to D.C, Mayor Adanench and her Delegation had a productive engagement with the City of Denver which was showcased by the signing of a Sister City Agreement with Addis Ababa.