Commercial Bank of Ethiopia to open branches in countries with big Ethiopian community (Dec 18, 2014)
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) announced over the week its plan to open branches in countries hosting big Ethiopian communities. According to Ephrem Mekuria, Communications Director of CBE , the state-owned Bank is undertaking a study to open branches in USA, South Africa, UAE, Djibouti and Saudi Arabia in the first phase of its endeavor to encourage the flow of remittance. more
Egyptian religious leaders pronounce support for Ethiopian dam (Dec 18, 2014)
Egyptian religious leaders announced that they support Ethiopia's dam being built over the Nile, saying the dam won't undermine Egypt's interest. While receiving the Ethiopian public diplomacy mission yesterday in Cairo, Islam and Christian leaders said they believe that the peoples of the two countries have strong relation. more
Ethiopian health workers arrive in Liberia to help fight Ebola (Dec 17, 2014)
Scores of Ethiopian health workers arrived in Liberia on Tuesday to bolster the response to an Ebola outbreak that the government says it wants to stamp out before Christmas. The 87 doctors and nurses will join an African Union (AU) mission against the worst Ebola outbreak on record, which has killed more than 6,800 people in Liberia and neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea. more
Egypt Respects Ethiopia's Right to Utilize Natural Resources for Development, Says PM Mahlab (Dec 17, 2014)
Egypt respects Ethiopia's right to utilize its natural resources for development, Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab said. This was stated yesterday by the Egyptian premier during the discussion he had with the visiting Ethiopian Public Diplomacy Delegation led by House of People's Representatives Speaker, Abadula Gemeda, at his office in Cairo. more
Ethiopian 'people's delegation' in Cairo for meetings (Dec 17, 2014)
An Ethiopian "people's delegation" arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to meet with diplomats, religious figures, university professors and journalists, according to an Egyptian foreign ministry statement. Headed by the speaker of the Ethiopian parliament Abdulla Gemeda, the envoy will meet Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on Thursday and Azhar’s Grand Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayyeb on Wednesday. more
Ethiopia, Djibouti Envisioning Economic Integration: Djibouti Economy and Finance Minister (Dec 16, 2014)
Djibouti and Ethiopia have a vision for economic integration which they are striving to accomplish, Djibouti's Minister of Economy and Finance said. In an exclusive interview with ENA, Minister Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh stated that “the two countries will be drafting and developing a joint vision in order to make the two economies one...’’ more

The 9th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day Celebrated in Washington D.C. (Dec 14, 2014)

Hundreds of Ethiopians from the D.C. Metro Area celebrated Saturday December 13, 2014, the 9th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples day (NNPD) in Washington D.C with a theme of "Our Constitutionally Guaranteed Rights shall blossom in Unity and Diversity". The day was celebrated colorfully in the presence of Dr. Fasil Nahom, Legal Adviser to the PM with the rank of Minister, the guest of honor and Ambassador Girma Birru, Special Envoy, Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the US. more

Ethiopians observe 9th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day in Columbus, Ohio colorfully!! (Dec 09, 2014)

The 9th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Day of was colorfully marked in Columbus Ohio, on Sunday December 7, 2014. The celebration was graced by the presence of Ambassador Girma Birru Special Envoy, Ambassador Extra-ordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ethiopia to the US. more

Ethiopians celebrate the 9th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Day (Dec 08, 2014)

The 9th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Day was colorfully celebrated in the Benishangul Gumuz Regional State on Monday (December 8). More than 4,000 people representing all the nations and nationalities of Ethiopia were present at the celebration being held at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’s construction site in the Guba woreda of Benishangul Gumuz. more

US, Ethiopia partner to empower women (Dec 06, 2014)
The U.S. is awarding $15,000 grants to five U.S. universities that are partnering with Ethiopian schools on research and development projects. The initiative by the State Department and the Department of Education is designed to strengthen the skills of faculty and administrators in both countries. One grant, awarded to the University of Maryland and Ethiopia’s Debre Birhan University, will be used to train Ethiopian women on how to grow crops, as part of an effort to address food insecurity. more
Ethiopia starts marketing debut Eurobond (Dec 05, 2014)
Ethiopia has started marketing a debut dollar bond issue, aiming to take advantage of record demand for high-yielding African debt to fund electricity, railway and sugar-industry projects. The 10-year bonds may be priced to yield about 6.75 per cent. Deutsche Bank AG and JPMorgan Chase are managing the sale, which may price today. Africa’s fastest-growing economy and biggest coffee producer is joining issuers, including Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Ivory Coast, who sold what Standard Bank GroupLtd. says is a record $15 billion of Eurobonds this year. more
Ethiopia's coffee exports expected to reach a record this fiscal year (Dec 04, 2014)
Ethiopia expects coffee exports for 2014/15 crop to hit a record high because of drought and disease hitting crops in Latin America. The International Coffee Organization forecast in September that global coffee production will fall short of demand, following an unprecedented drought early this year reducing the 2014/15 crop in Brazil, the world's biggest coffee producer. more
Ethiopia's Diplomatic Efforts to Ensure Nat'l Interest Continues Unabated (Dec 02, 2014)
Ethiopia's diplomatic efforts to ensure its national interest have continued unabated, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said. The country is also doing a good job with respect to stabilizing neighboring countries, it added. Spokesperson of the Ministry, Ambassador Dina Mufti, told journalist today that Ethiopia has been registering successes in creating diplomatic and political cooperation with various countries. more
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Ethiopian officials say more than 3,300 people were tested for HIV Sunday in the rural region of Gambella, a massive turnout that exceeded expectations among AIDS campaigners who had hoped to test 2,000 people. more
Ethiopia win FAO's recognition for outstanding progress in fighting hunger (Dec 01, 2014)
Ethiopia along with other 12 countries won recognition from FAO for outstanding progress in fighting hunger, an achievement for reaching MDG -1 with the objective of halving poverty. FAO honors yesterday the achievements of Brazil, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gabon, the Gambia, Iran, Kiribati, Malaysia, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, the Philippines and Uruguay for fighting poverty. more
Road development attracting foreign companies (Nov 29, 2014)
The road sector development program in Ethiopia is attracting foreign companies particularly, Chinese contractors because of the vast opportunity and its future prospect in relation to market. CGC Overseas (CGCOC) is among the companies that undertake road project in Ethiopia. Started working in Ethiopia in 2003 as a water well contractor, CGCOC awarded 11 road projects since 2006, of which 4 are already finalized. more
Ethiopia is one of the five fastest growing countries in world: IMF (Nov 26, 2014)
International Monetary Fund (IMF) reported that Ethiopia is one of the five fastest growing countries in the World. In its 2014 yearly report, IMF announced that the 2015 GDP of the is expected to be 10.5 per cent. Quoting CIA World Factbook, the report indicated that agriculture has made up nearly half of the country's GDP and foreign investment has only recently begun to take hold in the African nation. more
Ethiopia is on the winning course of addressing climate change crisis (Nov 26, 2014)
Dr. Tewoldeberhan Gebre-egzabher, Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Environment and Forests, has noted that Ethiopia is successfully resisting severe climate change impacts. The country has made headways in tackling the severe effects of climate change through the effective implementation of policies and strategies devised to help mitigate climate change, he said. Reducing carbon emissions was an example of Ethiopia’s success, he added, and its experience in reducing carbon emissions was being emulated by other countries. more
Security Council extends UN Mission in South Sudan through May 2015 (Nov 26, 2014)
The UN Security Council on Tuesday extended the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for an additional six months, maintaining its mandate to focus on civilian protection, facilitation of relief assistance, and human rights monitoring. more

34th Anniversary of ANDM Colorfully Marked in Washington D.C. (Nov 23, 2014)

Ethiopian Diaspora members who live in the D.C. Metropolitan area colorfully marked the 34th Anniversary of the founding of ANDM (Amhara  National Democratic Movement). In a statement read during the event the Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM) said that remarkable political, economic, social and democratic results have been  registered particularly in the past thirteen years in the Amhara region. more


Ethiopian diplomacy intensifies with neighbors (Nov 19, 2014)
FDRE Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Ambassador Dina Mufti briefed reporters today, on current issues and stated that Ethiopian diplomacy with its neighbors is progressing. Ethiopia is working hard to bring peace and security to Somalia, Mufti said. He added that Addis Ababa is collaborating with IGAD and the AU in the post conflict reconciliation and reconstruction efforts to rebuild Somalia. 100 Somali students were given free scholarships to study in Ethiopia. more
U.S Establishes New Crewmember Visa for Ethiopians (Nov 18, 2014)
The United State Ambassador to Ethiopia, Patricia M. Haslach, announced the establishment of a new crewmember visa for Ethiopians in order to facilitate travel to and from the US for shipping vessel crewmembers. She made the remark today at the Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI) in Bahir Dar. more
GERD Will Make Nations,Nationalities and Peoples' Day Colorful: Deputy PM (Nov 17, 2014)
Deputy Prime Minister Demeke Mekonen said the annual Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Day will be colorfully celebrated along with their joint project the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Demeke told journalists that Asosa, the capital of Benshangul Gumuz Regional State, has been making elaborate preparations to host the guests that celebrate the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples' Day colorfully. more
MoFED Says Ethiopia Will Achieve MDG Target for Poverty Eradication This EFY (Nov 17, 2014)
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) announced that Ethiopia will achieve the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in poverty alleviation by reducing the number of people living under poverty to 22 percent at the end of the Ethiopian budget year. more
Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia agree on mega projects on River Dawa (Nov 14, 2014)
Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia have agreed to construct a multipurpose dam and a hydro power station on River Dawa in Mandera County, which is aimed at harnessing and promoting sustainable use of the resource. The three countries also proposed construction of a bridge to link Kenya and Ethiopia on the river, which will promote cross-border movement across the seasonal river. more
Ethiopian Named African Airline of the Year (Nov 14, 2014)
Ethiopian was named African Airline of the Year by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) at its 46th Annual General Assembly held in Algiers last week. In a press release Ethiopian Airlines issued today, it said it was named Airline of the Year for its exceptional results in 2013, i.e., consistent profitability and sound strategy that enabled it to forge win-win partnership with fellow sisterly African airlines. more
Achievements make Ethiopia exemplary (Nov 11, 2014)
The successes Ethiopia has been realizing over the past years in various areas made it exemplary to other countries and present practices at international arenas, the Government Communication Affairs Office said. Minister of the Office, Redwan Hussein told reporters today that Ethiopia has been chosen by international organizations to share its best practices on various international arenas because of the achievements of the nation. more
NASA Willing to Support Ethiopia in Technology Transfer (Nov 11, 2014)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) wants to further consolidate its relations with Ethiopia’s science and technology institutions, according to the administrator of the institute. This was disclosed at the talks Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Tewodros Adhanom had today with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden on the possibility of technology transfer to Ethiopia. more
Engineer Azeb Asnake says the Grand Renaissance Dam progressing well on track (Nov 08, 2014)
Engineer Azeb Asnake told staff members of the Ethiopian Embassy that the vital focus that the Ethiopian government attaches to the power sector is paramount and revealed to the members of the diplomatic group that the concomitant contribution it is impacting on attracting investment from around the globe including the US is very amazing, during a briefing she made at the chancery of the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington D.C. more Interview
UNIDO program helps to realize goal on industrial development: PM Hailemariam (Nov 07, 2014)
Prime Minister HaileMariam Dessalegn said chosen as a pilot country for UNIDO's inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) program would help Ethiopia realize its goal towards industrial development. In a press conference he gave yesterday in Vienna for local journalists, the Premier said being one of the two pilot countries along with Senegal, the program would help Ethiopia bring about industrial transformation. UNIDO has recognized the activities being carried out in Ethiopia towards industrial development, Hailemariam said. The recognition the nation has got from the UNIDO Forum on inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) held in Vienna for two days will enable the nation to consolidate its efforts for the development of the sector. more
President Mulatu praises Ireland for development assistance (Nov 04, 2014)
Ethiopia's President Mulatu Teshome praised the people and government of Ireland for extending development assistance to Ethiopia. While receiving his Irish counterpart, Michael D. Higgins, yesterday, President Mulatu explained the efforts of the people and government of Ethiopia to alleviate poverty. These efforts combined with development assistance from partners, the nation has become one of the promising economies in Africa, Mulatu said. more
Ethiopia, Egypt FMs pleased with successful end of JMC meeting (Nov 04, 2014)
Ethiopian Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr Tedros Adhanom and his Egyptian counterpart, Sameh Shoukry, expressed their satisfaction over the successful conclusion of Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) meeting. In a press conference held after the conclusion of the Joint Ministerial Commission meeting yesterday both Ministers reiterated that the meeting had been held in a spirit of brotherhood. more
Dr. Tedros holds discussion with Foreign Minister of Egypt (Nov 02, 2014)
Foreign Minister Dr. Tedros Adhanom met his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukri who came to Addis Ababa this morning (November 2, 2014) for the 5Th Ethio-Egypt Joint Ministerial Commission. The two sides exchanged views on bilateral, regional and continental issues. With regard to bilateral issues the two sides underlined the need to explore all avenues of cooperation to further strengthen the long standing bilateral ties between the two countries. The two sides commended the activities undertaken so far by the Senior Officials meeting of the 5th Joint Ministerial Commission which opened yesterday here in Addis Ababa. more
Ethiopia signs $600 mln financing agreement with WB (Nov 01, 2014)
Ethiopia signs $600 mln financing agreement with WB extended 600 million US dollars loan for the implementation of the fourth Productive Safety Net Program (PSNP 4). The loan agreement was signed here yesterday by Sufian Ahmed, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, and Guang Zhe Chen, World Bank Country Director for Ethiopia. more

Mayor Deriba Kuma Says Housing Development Involving Diaspora Members will Kick off in Addis Ababa Shortly ! (Oct 31, 2011)

A high- level city delegation led by the Mayor of Addis Ababa, Deriba Kuma, apprised staff members of the Ethiopian Embassy on topical issues pertaining to peace, sustainable development, investment and the on-going Growth and Transformation Plan which is currently in full gear in Ethiopia during a briefing he made about the capital city at the chancery of the Ethiopian embassy in Washington D.C. 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


ማ ስ ታ ወ ቂ ያ
በውጭ የሚኖሩ ኢትዮጵያውያንና ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን ከትውልድ ሀገራቸው ጋር ያላቸውን ግንኙነት የበለጠ ለማጠናከር የዳያስፖራ የመኖሪያ ቤት ልማት ፕሮግራም ተቀርፆ በሁሉም ክልሎች ዋና ዋና ከተሞች፣ በአዲስ አበባና ድሬደዋ ከተማ አስተዳደሮች የፕሮግራም ማስፈፀሚያ መመሪያ በመዘጋጀት ላይ ነው፡፡

በመሆኑም የተወሰኑ ክልሎች የፕሮግራሙን የማስፈፀሚያ መመሪያ ሰርተው ባለመጠናቀቃቸው በፍጥነት እንዲያጠናቅቁ ከፍተኛ ጥረት እየተደረገ ይገኛል፡፡

ስለሆነም የማስፈፀሚያ መመሪያው ተጠቃሎ ሲደርስ ለሁሉም በይፋ የምንገልፅ መሆኑን እያስታወቅን፣ በትዕግስት የፕሮግራሙን ምዝገባ መጀመር እንድትጠባበቁ በትህትና እንገልፃለን፡፡

የኢትዮጵያ ኤምባሲ
ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ

ለውድ ተገልጋዮቻችን በሙሉ


ከታህሣስ 01 ቀን 2007  ዓ.ም ጀምሮ ተግባራዊ የሚሆን የቪዛ፣ የፓስፖርት፣ የሊሴ ፓሴና የትውልድ ኢትዮጵያዊ መታወቂያ ካርድ የአገልግሎት ክፍያ ለውጥ ስለተደረገ በተስተካከለው መሠረት ክፍያ እንድትፈፅሙ እያሳወቅን፣ የክፍያውን ሰንጠረዥ ከዚህ በታች ይመልከቱ፡፡


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

Issue 04, December 2014

Issue 03, November 2014

Issue 02, October 2014

Issue 01, September 2014

9th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Day in Columbus, Ohio

EBC - Streaming Industrialization

ዲፕሎማሲያችን…ህዳር 7/2007 ዓ.ም

ዲፕሎማሲያችን…ጥቅምት 30/2007 ዓ.ም


Invest in Ethiopia -A land of opportunties


Amb. Girma Birru on National Flag Day Celebration - Los Angeles

Ethiopian Diaspora Members Demonstartion infront of State Departement (Oct 07, 2014)

Statement of the Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia on the attack of the Embassy in Washington, D.C.

  President Barack Obama Praises Ethiopian Development

President Obama Meets with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia (Sept 25, 2014)


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