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, 2016 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
House approves second national human rights action plan (Dec 27, 2016)
The House of People's Representatives (HPR) on Tuesday (December 27) approved the second national human rights action plan. Tabled to the House by the Legal, Justice and Administrative Affairs Standing Committee, the amendment made its focus on civil, political, socio-economic, cultural, environmental and developmental rights. more
USAID grants 22 million birr to expands Farm Service Center Network in Ethiopia (Dec 23, 2016)
The U.S. Agency for International Development joined the Ethiopia Agricultural Transformation Agency, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to award grants to 10 private entrepreneurs and 10 farmers' cooperative unions that will help them to establish farm service centers. more
9,800 people who were detained for involving in violent activities freed (Dec 23, 2016)
Some 9,800 people who were taken in for questioning over a month ago after being involved in violent activities in parts of Ethiopia were freed on December 23, 2016. During the 40 days of their stay under custody, the suspects were given awareness raising training on peaceful exercise of the freedom of expression, Government Communication Affairs Office (GCAO) said. more
Ethiopia bids to become wind capital of Africa - CNN (Dec 21, 2016)
After a decade of rapid growth, Ethiopia's bubble is not bursting, CNN reported. Dubbed the 'African Lion' by economists, Ethiopia is the home of booming industry, new infrastructure, and showpiece summits. It has become a powerful force in the region and beyond. To maintain this golden age, the East African state is pressing ahead with ambitious development plans, and renewable energy is core to the mission. Ethiopia was among the most daring signatories to the Paris Agreement on climate change, committing to cut carbon emissions by 64% by 2030. The government has ploughed billions of dollars into hydropower megaprojects such as the Grand Renaissance Dam, which will be the largest dam in Africa, and the freshly-inaugurated Gibe III Dam. The next target is to become the wind power capital of Africa. more
USAID Administrator, Foreign Affairs Minister Agree to Further Strengthen Bilateral Ties (Dec 19, 2016)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Workeneh Gebeyehu and USAID Administrator Gayle Smith discussed today about further strengthening bilateral relations. The minister expressed his gratitude for the unreserved support USAID has provided for Ethiopia during the El Nino induced drought. Briefing the administrator on the current situation in Ethiopia and the government’s approach, Dr. Workeneh stated that the government has been working hard to address the legitimate grievances of the people. more
Ethiopian, U.S. officials hold 7th Working Group meeting (Dec 17, 2016)
Ethiopian and U.S. officials held their 7th Bilateral Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Working Group meeting in Addis Ababa. The discussion at the Working Group addressed a broad range of issues, including the Ethiopian government’s commitment to pursue electoral reform, respect for constitutional rights and obligations and prospects for dialogue under the state of emergency. Participants also shared views on the need to support a strong and vibrant media, ways to counter hate speech while respecting basic freedoms, the important role of civil society in strengthening good governance, and the annual U.S. Human Rights Report. more
Nation celebrates inauguration of Gibe III hydropower project (Dec 17, 2016)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn today inaugurated the 1870 Megawatt Gibe III hydropower project, reiterating Ethiopia’s commitment to be a green energy hub in the region. The Prime Minister along with about 2,000 guests including senior government officials, Ambassadors, representatives of the Italian Salini Impregilo Group gathered at the project site in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ region to celebrate the successful completion of the 1.5 billion Euros project. The inauguration of the Gibe III hydropower project is an indication that moving from one success level to another is becoming a culture to Ethiopia, the Premier remarked while addressing today’s televised inaugural event. more
New deal signed for heritage preservation project (Dec 14, 2016)
The Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) of Ethiopia and the World Monuments Fund (WMF) in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States of America opened a two-day workshop on "Sustainable Conservation and Cultural Heritage Preservation" on December 14, 2016. In the event, the Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ARCCH) of Ethiopia and the World Monuments Fund (WMF) inked a Memorandum of Understanding to provide a grant for the preservation project that will be undertaken at Lalibela. more
Ethiopia's Gibe III power plant ready for inuaguration (Dec 14, 2016)
The construction of Gibe III hydroelectric dam, which is located 470km south west of Addis Ababa, has been fully completed and its inauguration is scheduled for next Saturday. The construction of the dam consumed 1.5 billion Euros, according to Engineer Azeb Asnake, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP). About 40 percent of the total construction cost was covered by the government of Ethiopia. The remaining 60 percent was covered by a loan obtained from the China Exim Bank. more
An Ethio-Djibouti joint company to manage the newly Built Railway (Dec 14, 2016)
Ethiopia and Djibouti have reached an agreement to establish a joint company which will manage the newly built railway. After months of negotiations between the two countries, the agreement that marked the joint-management of the electrified and environmentally friendly project was signed between Ethiopia's Minister of Transport, Ahmed Shide and his Djiboutian counterpart, Mohammed Abdulkadir Musa. more
Ethiopia congratulates Guterres on his swearing in as the next UNSG (Dec 13, 2016)
Ethiopia has congratulated H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres on his swearing in on Monday as the ninth and next Secretary-General of the United Nations. The former Portuguese Prime Minister and UN High Commissioner for Refugees took the oath of office for a five-year term, which begins on 1 January 2017, at a ceremony before the 193-member UN General Assembly. Ethiopia wished the Secretary-General-designate a success in the discharge of his heavy responsibilities. more
Ethiopia celebrates the 11th Nations, Nationalities and People's Day (Dec 09, 2016)
The 11th Ethiopian Nations, Nationalities and People's Day is colorfully marked in Harari State, Harar town. Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn on the occasion said the day manifests the unity and tolerance of the Nations, Nationalities and People's of Ethiopia. He also said Ethiopia is the country of diverse ethnicities, cultures, languages, and ancient civilizations, and the people of Ethiopia need to preserve these diversities. "Ethiopia is on the fast economic track, and we have to enhance this fast economic growth with the active participation of the People of Ethiopia", he added. more
Ethiopia commemorates Fidel Castro (Dec 05, 2016)
An event in commemoration of the former Cuban President Fidel Castro was held yesterday at the Ethiopia-Cuba Friendship Memorial Park in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Government representatives, Ethiopians educated in Cuba, diplomats, fans and supporters of Castro attended the commemoration. Ambassador Taye, Representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said Ethio-Cuba friendship is a blood tied and an eternal relation. "Ethiopia will never forget Castor as he was together with us at a difficult time," he added. Ethiopians who educated in Cuba as a result of the bilateral relations existed between the two countries have been contributing a lot for Ethiopia’s growth, he added. more
Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana wins IAAF World Athlete of the Year award (Dec 03, 2016)
Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana has been named the female World Athletes of the Year at the IAAF Athletics Awards 2016, held at Sporting Monte Carlo on Dec 02, 2016. Almaz had a record-breaking year. After recording the fastest 10,000m debut in history in June, the Ethiopian went on to win the Olympic title at the distance in a world record of 29:17.45. She added to her Olympic medal haul in Rio by taking bronze in the 5000m, her only loss of the year. Having recorded three of the eight fastest times at 5000m, she ended the year as the Diamond Race winner for that discipline. She becomes the third Ethiopian woman to win this award, following Genzebe Dibaba in 2015 and Meseret Defar in 2007. more
Geda System inscribed in UNESCO as Intangible World Heritage (Nov 30, 2016)
United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has inscribed Geda System as Intangible World Heritage in its 11th intangible world heritage meeting being held in Addis Ababa. more
Ethiopians urged to maintain role of nation building (Nov 30, 2016)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has urged the nations, nationalities and peoples of the country to further strengthen their contribution, anchored on their free spirit and respect, to the peace and development of the country. The Prime Minister's message came in connection with this year's 11th Nations, Nationalities and Peoples day festival to be observed in the regional state of Harari on December 8, 2016. more
Ethiopian Culture Showcased at UN Committee meeting on Intangible Cultural Heritage (Nov 28, 2016)
Ethiopia introduced on Sunday (November 27) its cultural performances showcasing the rich and unique traditions and cultural heritages ahead of the eleventh session of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Addis Ababa. Over 300 artists and performers partook at the display of the country's intangible cultural heritage. more
The 11th Session of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee opens in Addis Ababa (Nov 28, 2016)
On November 27, 2016 the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Dr Mulatu Teshome, opened the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage at an evening gala that presented examples of the wealth of Ethiopia's intangible cultural heritage as performed by a number of artists and practitioners. more
Hailemariam briefs Addis-based diplomats on current affairs (Nov 17, 2016)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has briefed Addis-based diplomatic community on the gains made after the declaration of the state of emergency, ongoing government's reform programs and other socio-economic issues. Given the appalling actions of the destructive forces on lives of people, hard-won investment projects and infrastructures, the Premier noted, the government was obliged to declare the State of Emergency. more
Ethiopia preparing Infrastructure Master Plan (Nov 17, 2016)
Ethiopia is preparing an Infrastructure Master Plan to ensure fair access to infrastructures nationwide. The Plan will be implemented over a period of 20 years. Preparation of the Master Plan will take two years, including this year, said Bekele Niguse, Director General of the Federal Integrated Infrastructures Coordination Agency. In addition to ensuring fair access to infrastructures, the Plan will help carry out a uniform infrastructures development across nation, he said. more
Walk with pilgrims on a journey to Lalibela, Ethiopia's New Jerusalem - CNN (Nov 16, 2016)
From all corners of a nation they come, often walking for hundreds of miles barefoot: Ethiopian Orthodox Christians on a once-in-a-lifetime journey. Their destination is Lalibela in the north of Ethiopia. A town of approximately 20,000 people, Lalibela's population swells five-fold in the first days of January, pilgrims converging to celebrate Genna (or Ledet) -- Christmas according to the Ethiopian calendar. What they're here for is to take a path from darkness into the light; through 800 years of history and enter a "New Jerusalem" -- tangible, permanent and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But most of all, they're here for God. more
Ethiopian Embassy Organized an Event for Adopted Children (Nov 15, 2016)
Embassy of Ethiopia, in collaboration with Orphan Institute, has organized an event for Ethiopian adopted children by Americans in Washington DC. The event that took place at the Ethiopian embassy in Washington DC on 12 November 2016 has brought more than 115 Ethiopian adopted children and their adoptive families across the US. The event was organized to create connections and help the adopted children strengthen the relationship with their origin country, Ethiopia. more
PM Hailemariam congratulates Trump on his election as President of United States (Nov 09, 2016)
Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has expressed felicitation to Mr. Donald Trump on his election as the 45th President of the United States of America. Wishing a happy and fruitful tenure to the new president elect, Hailemariam further expressed conviction that the long standing friendship between USA and Ethiopia would grow up to a new height and the people to people relations as well as trade and multifaceted ties would also be reinvigorated during his presidency. more
Ethiopian Coffee receives the "2016 World's Best Coffee Award" (Nov 08, 2016)
Ethiopian coffee received the "2016 World's Best Coffee Award" at the first-ever Ernesto Illy International Coffee Awards Ceremony held in New York on 1st November 2016. The Ernesto Illy International Coffee Awards recognizes top quality coffee growers who produce the best beans in the coffee paradises across the world. more
Ethiopia lifts diplomats travel ban (Nov 08, 2016)

The Government of Ethiopia has announced today (November 08, 2016) that it has lifted the state of emergency directive which restricted diplomats to travel beyond 40 KM radius outside of Addis Ababa without notifying and getting the permission of the Command Post. According to Siraj Fegessa, Secretariat of the Command Post and Minister of Defense, the decision to lift the travel ban was ascribed to the relative peace and security currently evident in the country. more

Newly appointed FM commences duty (Nov 07, 2016)
Newly appointed Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu has arrived at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Head Quarters this morning. Upon arrival, the Minister was warmly received by high-level officials of the Ministry, including the outgoing Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Tedros Adhanom and State Ministers as well as Director Generals. more
House approves Premier's new cabinet (Nov 01, 2016)
House of People's Representatives (HPR) has unanimously approved the new cabinet ministers proposed by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn today (November 1). The Premier noted that the cabinet members are appointed on the basis of their competences and commitments. The Premier scrapped the previous posts designated as cluster coordinators with a Deputy Prime Minister Portfolio and the post of advisors to the Prime Minister. more
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Welcome to the Embassy of Ethiopia
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United States of America
Special Envoy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Ambassador Girma Birru


The 11th Nations and Nationalities Day colorfully celebrated in Atlanta (Dec 04, 2016)

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

Year 3 Issue 07, January 2016

Year 3 Issue 06, December 2016

Year 3 Issue 05, November 2016

Year 3 Issue 04, October 2016

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

"Business and Investment Forum for the Ethiopian Diaspora" - production of Ethiopian Media Network (EMN) in collaboration with Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Documentary showing the 5th year status of Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

Ethiopia - The Land of Renaissance

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