Hailemariam attends inauguration of Somalia's President (Feb 22, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam attended the inauguration of Somalia's newly-elected President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed or 'Farmajo' as he is known. Djibouti President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta were among the representatives from 124 countries who attended Farmajo's inauguration held today in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. more
EU lauds Ethiopia's open door policy towards refugees (Feb 22, 2017)
The European Union (EU) delegation to Ethiopia has lauded Ethiopia's open door policy towards the refugees of neighboring countries, Xinhua reported. A 30-million-euro program was launched in Ethiopia on Wednesday to address protection and development challenges facing refugees and host communities in the Horn of Africa nation. more
Humera to Get Agro Processing Park (Feb 21, 2017)
The Humera integrated agro industrial park, the second of its kind in the country, officially launched today by Prime Minister Halemariam Desalegn. This is part of the country's initiative to develop agro processing parks which enables the nation to process agricultural products with the aim of exporting value added items. In his remark the Premier said that the agro processing park will enable the country to value add to its livestock, fruits & vegetables, cereal and oilseed products that has been exported mostly as unprocessed. The nation that has been exporting raw agricultural products and the farmers who supply the products as well have been suffering from low returns, Hailemariam said. These kind of industrial parks are expected to address this challenge and facilitates the way towards economic transformation, he added. more
Diaspora's Contribution for GERD Increases (Feb 18, 2017)
Ethiopians in the Diaspora residing across the globe have contributed more than two million USD for the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam over the past six months, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Spokesperson of the Ministry, Tewolde Mulugeta said Ethiopian nationals and people of Ethiopian origin residing in Africa, Middle East and Europe contributed the stated sum of money. more
Prof. Richard Pankhurst Dies Aged 90 (Feb 16, 2017)
The doyen of historian and scholar of Ethiopia, Professor Richard Pankhurst has passed away at the age of 90, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed. Prof. Pankhurst was one of Ethiopia's greatest friends during his long and productive life and his scholarship and understanding for Ethiopia will be sorely missed, the Ministry said. The son of Sylvia Pankhurst, a staunch supporter of Ethiopia's struggle against Italian invasion in the 1930s, Prof. Pankhurst came to Ethiopia in 1956 and devoted his life to Ethiopian studies, writing over 20 books and editing many more on aspects of Ethiopia's history, culture and economics. more
15th African Fine Coffee Conference opens in Addis Ababa (Feb 15, 2017)
The 15th African Fine Coffee Conference and Exhibition kicked off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today. More than 1,000 coffee producers, traders, buyers and experts are taking part at the three-day event being held at the Millennium Hall under the theme "Reshaping African Coffee Industry for Productivity and Investment". Speaking at the opening, President Mulatu Teshome said the conference will create a good opportunity to promote Ethiopia’s coffee as it comes at a time when Ethiopian coffee growers are harvesting coffee beans. Moreover, it has a significant contribution towards generating the revenues which Ethiopia has targeted from coffee, the President said. more
Addis Building Ring Roads with Over 4.7 Billion Birr (Feb 14, 2017)
The construction of ring roads connecting Kaliti Square-Tullu Dimtu and Kaliti Square-Bulbula Kilinto Square around the capital city has started today. Addis Ababa Roads Authority General Manager, Engineer Habtamu Tegegn said the roads estimated to cost over 4.7 billion birr are 20.6 kilometers long and 40 to 60 meters wide. The cost of the projects to be completed within 3 years will be covered by Addis Ababa City Administration and with loan from Exim Bank of China, he added. more
Ethiopia continues to attract foreign investment (Feb 14, 2017)
The Ethiopian Investment Commission says Ethiopia has managed to attract anchor companies during the first six months of the current Ethiopian budget year (2016-2017) despite being under a state of emergency. Commissioner Fitsum Arega told the Ethiopian News Agency that ten major Chinese companies have decided to invest in Ethiopia, half of them licensed in textile and garment manufacturing industries. They include Jiangsu Sunshine Group which engages in wool textiles and garments, biological pharmacy, real estate, energy, thermal electricity, IT industry, and others businesses in China and internationally, and has decided to invest in Ethiopia with close to US$1 billion. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam congratulates the new President of Somalia (Feb 09, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam of Ethiopia has sent a message of warmest congratulations to the newly elected President of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed 'Farmajo'. The Prime Minister said the fact that the Presidential election had been conducted peacefully and successfully was a major achievement for the people of Somalia and a landmark in the process of building peace and stability in the country. He said he was convinced that Mr. Mohamed's election would further strengthen the longstanding friendly relations and the strategic partnership existing between the two countries. more
Citizenship for Jamaicans high on Ethiopia's agenda (Feb 09, 2017)
ETHIOPIAN ambassador to Jamaica, North America and Mexico, Girma Birru, says he is working with the Jamaican Government to sort out issues of citizenship for Jamaicans residing in Shashamane, Ethiopia. Ambassador Birru, who is visiting Jamaica in recognition of Diplomatic Week, told the Jamaica Observer during a visit to the newspaper on Tuesday that there are about 500 Jamaicans living in Shashamane. "In Ethiopia there isn't dual citizenship and some of the Jamaicans have been living there for the last 50, 60 years," the ambassador shared. "There are roughly 500 Jamaicans living there". more
The 45th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Forum meeting in Addis Ababa (Feb 08, 2017)
IGAD's Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) on Monday (February 16) opened the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Forum (GHACOF 45) for March, April, and May 2017. Ethiopia's Deputy Minister of Water, Irrigation, and Electricity, Engineer Wondimu Tekale presided over the opening along with the Director of Agriculture and Environment Division-IGAD, Mohamed Moussa, and representatives from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID), and USAID. more
Mulatu, Erdogan discuss on new actions to further enhance Turkish investment in Ethiopia (Feb 08, 2017)
President Mulatu Teshome conferred with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey. In a news conference he gave with Erdogan after the discussion, President Mulatu heralded his meeting as "fruitful and productive" and said they had exchanged views on wide range of issues. "We have recognized that additional effort is needed to further strengthen and deepen cooperation through economic interdependence by expanding trade and investments," he told reporters. more
Ethiopia taking steps to address drought conditions: USDA (Feb 07, 2017)
The government of Ethiopia and international development partners are taking steps to address drought conditions in the southern and eastern parts of the country, according to a Jan. 30 Global Agricultural Information Network report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). According to the USDA, approximately 5.6 million people in Ethiopia will require food assistance as well as other forms of humanitarian support. more
HPR approves draft bill providing for a 10bln Birr Youth Fund (Feb 07, 2017)
The House of People's Representatives (HPR) during its regular session on Tuesday approved the draft proclamation providing for the establishment of a 10 billion Birr Revolving Fund for Ethiopian Youth. The revolving fund is designed to provide financial assistance for the youth to help them employ their capabilities by creating jobs, it was indicated. more
Ethiopia sustains its leading role on climate change (Jan 31, 2017)
Ethiopia expressed its strong commitment towards strengthening its role on climate change at the Committee of African Heads of State on Climate Change (CAHOSCC) meeting held today (January 31) on the sidelines of the 28th AU Summit. Ethiopia noted its readiness to work on the speedy implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement (COP 21) entered into force in November 2016. more
Ethiopia wins high level award for significant progress against Malaria (Jan 30, 2017)
At the 28th African Union Summit, the 2017 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) honored eight African countries that have shown commitment and innovation in the fight against malaria. The ALMA Awards for Excellence were given to Botswana, Cabo Verde, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Swaziland and Uganda for their impact on malaria incidence and mortality and Chad for its leadership in the fight against malaria. more
UN urges support for Ethiopian government's 'remarkable' efforts (Jan 30, 2017)
Commending the Ethiopian government and humanitarian partners on the response to last year's El Niño drought that left 10.2 million people needing food assistance, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien yesterday said the international community must show “total solidarity” with country as it faces a new drought. "This High-Level event must express our total solidarity with the Ethiopian people and the Ethiopian government. And let's be clear: that solidarity is not a matter of generosity. It is a matter of justice and of self-interest," the Secretary-General told those gathered for the event, held earlier yesterday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on the margins of the 28th Summit of the African Union. more
28th AU Summit kicks off in Addis Abeba (Jan 30, 2017)
The 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) kicks off today (January 30) in Addis Ababa under the theme "Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in the Youth". more
Ethiopia, South Sudan keen to solidify bilateral cooperation (Jan 30, 2017)
Ethiopia and South Sudan have showed keenness to boost their bilateral cooperation. Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit on Monday in Addis Ababa. The two neighboring East African countries, Ethiopia and South Sudan, have had stronger ties, which has begun gaining momentum since the latter's move to self determination. In a bid to solidify the excellent ties of the two, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam conferred with President Salva Kirr on bilateral and regional issues. Hailemariam said during the meeting that the two countries would work on bolstering their economic cooperation in addition to tackling other issues. He invited Salva Kiir to have a state visit to Ethiopia soon which Kirr accepted. Appreciating Ethiopia's all time support, President Kiir said his government is determined to solve his country's problems through dialogue. more
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn meets President Abdel fattah El-Sisi (Jan 30, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn met President El-Sisi on Monday 30th January 2017 in Addis Ababa at the margins of the 28th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union. The leaders discussed on the bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual concern. In a joint statement issued after the meeting it was stated that both leaders recognized the paramount importance of enhancing their bilateral relations to capitalize on the achievements accomplished thus far at leadership and institutional levels, and to enhance mutual confidence. The leaders stressed the importance of widening and deepening the scope of cooperation in various areas, including political, security, and economic fields. more
UN Secretary-General hails Ethiopia for promoting regional peace & security and upholding an open-door policy for refugees (Jan 29, 2017)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Gutteres commended Ethiopia's positive role in the maintenance of peace and security in the Horn of Africa region; also hailed the country's exemplary role in hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees from neighboring countries. The Secretary-General who met with Prime Minister Hailemariam on January 29, 2017 in Addis Ababa on the sidelines of the 28th African Union Summit said the fact that Ethiopia is a peaceful and stable nation offers hope for the efforts of promoting peace and security in the region. Gutteres underlined that Ethiopia's efforts in maintaining peace and stability, particularly in South Sudan, Somalia, the IGAD region as well as in the African continent has been significantly useful. The Secretary-General also hailed Ethiopia for upholding an open-door policy for refugees, whom he said are here because the peace and stability in Ethiopia has been the source of their guarantee. Prime Minister Hailemariam expressed his hope that the UN would continue to support Ethiopia's efforts of in the maintenance of peace and security in the sub-region and beyond. Secretary-General Gutteres on his part reassured the Premier that the UN remains committed to extend support in such score. more
Dangote Group Diversifying Investment in Ethiopia (Jan 28, 2017)
The Dangote Group, a multinational industrial conglomerate, is working to diversify its investments in Ethiopia. The Group is ready to engage in packaging and sugar areas, Owner and CEO of the Group Aliko Dangote told ENA after the discussion with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn here yesterday. Dangote Cement which owns East Africa’s biggest cement factory in Ethiopia has been imported bags of cement from abroad for its products, costing it millions of Dollars, he said. The Group, which also engages in the packaging area, has decided to establish a huge packaging facility in Ethiopia over the coming few months to substitute imports, he added. more
PM Hailemariam meets with Swiss President (Jan 24, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn met with Swiss President Doris Leuthard on the margins of the 47th World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The two leaders exchanged views on bilateral business and investment ties between Ethiopia and Switzerland and the Ethio-EU cooperation. They have also discussed on ways of dealing with continental and global issues, particularly on Ethiopia's role in the maintenance of peace and security in the Horn of Africa region. On the occasion, Prime Minister Hailemariam briefed the Swiss President on Ethiopia's leading role in the development of renewable energy and its exemplary determination to the implementation of sustainable development plans. The Premier further called on Swiss investors to take advantage of Ethiopia's favorable investment climate. more
Hailemariam meets founder of World Economic Forum (Jan 24, 2017)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn conferred with founder of World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab in Davos, Switzerland. Hailemariam and Schwab discussed issues related to global economic affairs on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Professor Klaus Schwab founded the World Economic Forum in 1971 as a non for-profit foundation committed to improving the state of the world. more
Ethiopia joins the esteemed list of Lonely Planet in tourist destinations for 2017 (Jan 20, 2017)
Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide-book publisher, named Ethiopia among the top ten 2017 world tourist destinations. The travel publisher added a vivid depiction of the country's breathtaking attractions and advised tourists to trek in the Semien Mountains "to watch wildlife that roams nowhere else on Earth", climb to a church carved into a remote cliff face in Tigray or boat across "the serene waters of Lake Tana to visit an age-old monastery." more
"Ongoing deep reform to be effective through public participation": Premier (Jan 13, 2017)
While issuing a press conference on current affairs on January 09, 2017. Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn noted, "Ongoing deep reform of the government will be effective through public participation." Prime Minister Hailemariam said the reform program has created fertile ground to committed leaderships at various posts. The Premier said an investigation bureau was established under the auspices of the Ethiopian Federal Police to fight against corruption and to hold accountable those involved in corruption and rent seeking. The bureau was also tasked to make public the wealth of government officials. He also indicated that an institution called "Democratic Center" was established in order to allow the public to give tips on corrupt leaderships. more
Dr. Workneh addresses the High-level Open Debate of the UNSc on "Conflict Prevention & Sustaining Peace" (Jan 10, 2017)
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu addressed the Ministerial-level UNSC Debate on "Conflict Prevention & Sustaining Peace" on January 10, 2017 at the United Nations Security Council in New York. The forum which was chaired by Sweden, (which took up the January Presidency of the UNSC) was attended by the new United Nations Secretary-General, Mr Antonio Guterres, foreign ministers, state ministers of foreign affairs and or permanent representatives of members of the UNSC. more
"Ongoing deep reform to be effective through public participation": Premier (Jan 10, 2017)
While issuing a press conference on current affairs on Monday(January 09), Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn noted, "Ongoing deep reform of the government will be effective through public participation." Prime Minister Hailemariam said the reform program has created fertile ground to committed leaderships at various posts. The Premier said an investigation bureau was established under the auspices of the Ethiopian Federal Police to fight against corruption and to hold accountable those involved in corruption and rent seeking. The bureau was also tasked to make public the wealth of government officials. He also indicated that an institution called "Democratic Center" was established in order to allow the public to give tips on corrupt leaderships. more
Ethiopia begins two-year term as non-permanent member of UNSC (Jan 02, 2017)
Ethiopia has officially begun its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) this afternoon (January 02, 2017). The new UN Secretary-General, Mr. Antonio Guterres also began his duties as the 9th Secretary-General of the United Nations on the same day and he did so with a strong appeal for peace in 2017. Ethiopia together with other members of the Council will do everything it can to respond to Mr. Guterres' appeal for peace and meaningfully contribute to the resolution of these conflict and crisis situations. more
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Welcome to the Embassy of Ethiopia
Washington DC
United States of America
Special Envoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Ambassador Girma Birru


በውጭ ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን!!!

የትግራይ ብሔራዊ ክልላዊ መንግስት በ12 የትግራይ ከተሞች "የራስ አገዝ የጋራ መኖሪያ ቤቶች ሕብረትሥራ ማህበር" ማስፈጸሚያ ማንዋል በአዲስ መልክ ያዘጋጀ ሲሆን፣  በማህበራትተደራጅተውና ሙሉውን የግንባታ ወጪ በዝግ ሒሳብ ማስቀመጥ ለሚችሉ የክልሉ ተወላጆች የዳስፖራ አባላት የመመዝገብሥራእንዲጀመርከውጭጉዳይሚኒስቴርተገልፆልናል፡፡
በመሆኑም ምዝገባውበኢትዮጵያኤምባሲየምናከናውንመሆኑን እየገለፅን፣መስፈርቱን የምታሟሉ አስፈላጊውን ሠነዶች በማሟላትመመዝገብየምትችሉመሆኑን እንገልፃለን፡፡

የምዝገባ የተጠቃለለ መረጃ
"የራስ አገዝ የጋራ መኖሪያ ቤቶች ሕብረትሥራ ማህበር" ማስፈጸሚያ ማንዋል
የባንክ አካውንት ለመክፈት ማመልከቻ ቅፅ
የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ

"Ethiopian Embassy News", Monthly Newsletter of the Ethiopian Embassy, Washington D.C.

Year 3 Issue 08, February 2016

Year 3 Issue 07, January 2016

Year 3 Issue 06, December 2016

Year 3 Issue 05, November 2016

The 42nd Anniversary of TPLF colorfully celebrated in Washington, D.C. (Feb 20, 2016)

Amb. Girma Birru attended a Diplomatic Week in Jamaica

ከኢትዮጵያ ባንኮችና የኢሹራንስ ካምፓኒዎች  አክሲዮን የገዛችሁ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን በሙሉ
የኢትዮጵያ ተወላጅ የሆኑ የውጭ ዜጎችን በትውልድ አገራቸው የተለያዩ መብቶች ተጠቃሚ ለማድረግ የወጣውን አዋጅ ቁጥር 270/94 በሚገባ ባለማስገንዘብ አንዳንድ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን በፋይናንስ ዘርፍ አክሲዮን ገዝተው በመገኘታቸው የገዙት ገንዘብ በባንኮች መታገዱን በመግለጽ ችግሩ የተፈጠረው ከመረጃና ግንዛቤ ማነስ በመሆኑ ይቅርታ እንዲደረግላቸው በተደጋጋሚ ከዳያስፖራ አባላት ጥያቄ የቀረበ ሲሆን ፣ ይህንኑ ጥያቄ በፍትህ ሚ/ር በኩል አስተያየት እንዲሰጥበት በማድረግ መንግስት ውሳኔ እንዲሰጥበት አድርጓል፡፡
በዚሁ መሰረት አክሲዮን የገዙ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን አክሲዮን የገዙበት ገንዘብ  እ.ኤ.አ እስከ June 30, 2016 ድረስ ከነወለዱ ተሰልቶ ተመላሽ እንዲደረግላቸው የኢትዮጵያ ብሄራዊ ባንክ ያሳወቀን በመሆኑ ይህንኑ አውቃችሁ በባንኮችና ኢንሹራንስ ካምፓኒዎች አክሲዮን የገዛችሁ በተላለፈው ውሳኔ መሰረት አክሲዮኑን የገዛችሁበትን መረጃ በመያዝ ገንዘባችሁን ወጪ ማድረግ የምትችሉ መሆኑን እንገልጻለን።

ዝርዝር መመሪያውን ለማግኘት እዚህ ይጫኑ
   በኢ.ፌ.ድ.ሪ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ
ጥቅምት 24 ቀን 2009 ዓ.ም

Embassy of Ethiopia honours Peace Corps (EMN)

Harvard Club event at Embassy of Ethiopia (EMN)

The New Changes on the Consular Service at Embassy of Ethiopia, Washington, D.C

ማ ስ ታ ወ ቂ ያ

በውጭ ለሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያዊያን!!!

የቤቶች ልማት ፕሮግራምን በሁለም ክልሎች በመቅረፅ የማስፈፀሚያ መመሪያ አዘጋጅተው ባጠናቀቁ
የትግራይ፣ አማራ፣ ኦሮሚያ፣ ደቡብ፣ ሃረሪ፣ ሶማሌ፣ ጋምቤላ ክልሎችና የድሬዳዋ ከተማ አስተዳደር
በማህበራት በመደራጀት የመመዝገብ ሥራ እንዲጀመር ከውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስቴር ተገልፆልናል፡፡
በመሆኑም ከሚያዚያ 12 ቀን 2007 ዓ.ም. ጀምሮ ምዝገባውን በኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ የምናከናውን መሆኑን
እየገለፅን በመመሪያዎቹ መሠረት አስፈላጊውን መስፈርት በማሟላት መመዝገብ የምትችሉ መሆኑን

የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ

የምዝገባ መሰረታዊ መረጃዎች

የምዝገባ የተጠቃለለ መረጃ

የባንክ አካውንት ለመክፈት ማመልከቻ ቅፅ

የየክልሎችን ዝርዝር መረጃዎች ከዚህ በታች ይመልከቱ

የአማራ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
ደቡብ ብሄር ብሄረሰቦች እና ህዝቦች ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ 
  የቤቶች ዋጋ
የኦሮሚያ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
የትግራይ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ 
የድሬዳዋ ከተማ መስተዳድር የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ 
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ 
የጋምቤላ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የሶማሌ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ
  የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የሀረሪ ክልል የመተዳደሪያ ደንብ
የቤኒሻንጉል ጉሙዝ ክልል የአፈጻጸም መመሪያ

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Ethiopia - The Land of Renaissance

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