Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister H.E. Demeke Mekonnen warmly welcomed to his office today (August 03) members of a peace corps formed by Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian origin in the United States.
The Peace Corps represents more than 30 civic organizations in various parts of the United States organized to advance the interests of Ethiopia and address the needs of Ethiopians in different sectors.
Leading the nine-members delegation, Prof. Biruk said they are in Ethiopia to appreciate the positive accomplishments of the Ethiopian government and reaffirm their solidarity with the people and government of Ethiopia.
The group briefed the Deputy Prime Minister their activities that contributed to the development and image building efforts of Ethiopia as well as their delivery of humanitarian support to those in need in the country.
The Deputy Prime Minister, on his part, commended the valuable efforts of Ethiopians and people of Ethiopian origins in the US who have been able to register tangible results that advanced Ethiopia’s interests so far.
Mr. Demeke also said the government of Ethiopia is keen on supporting the group’s activities and further advancing the country’s interests.