Washington D.C. Council Recognizes “Little Ethiopia” In US (December 24, 2020)

Council members of Washington D.C. have unanimously approved the “Little Ethiopia” Ceremonial Resolution.

The 9th and U Street business corridor located in the Shaw neighborhood in Washington DC named “Little Ethiopia”.

The inaugural ceremony held today with the presence of Ambassador Fitsum Arega, DC Council Member Brandon T. Todd, religious leaders, DC Council officials, Ethiopia community members and other invited guests.

Ethiopian Ambassador to the US, Fitsum Arega has extended gratitude to Mayor of D.C. Muriel Bowser and member of the council Brandon T. Todd for championing the efforts and contributing to the approval.

The ambassador also thanked members of the Ethiopian American Business Community for promoting the initiative.

Member of the D.C. Council Brandon T. Todd said Ethiopia stands a symbol for all African people in their struggle for freedom, dignity and respect.

Ambassador Fitsum tweeted “I believe today’s recognition of “Little Ethiopia” will further bolster and strengthen the social and cultural ties between Addis Ababa and Washington D.C.

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