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Jean-Claude Juncker Assured Ethiopia Of EU Support. (November 12, 2018)
Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed received a call from the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker. Juncker expressed his admiration for the ongoing reforms in the country and assured of EU support, according to Office of the Prime Minister.more
UK Ready to Support PM Abiy’s Reform Ambassador Moorehead. (November 12, 2018)
Addis Ababa November 11/2018 United Kingdom expressed its readiness to support Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s broad reforms, especially on the economic and facilitating economic cooperation between Ethiopia and Eritrea.more
Industrial Parks Catalyzing Ethiopia’s Industrialization. (November 11, 2018)
Ethiopia, which had once been depicted as a place of permanent famine and food shortage due to the drought induced food insecurity during the 1970 and early 80s, has vigorously strived to reverse the unfortunate image of the country with drastic measures taken with bold political commitment and homegrown developmental policies and strategies.more
Ethiopia, Ghana to Strengthen Relations. (November 11, 2018)
Addis Ababa November 11/2018 Ethiopia and Ghana seek to strengthen their relations by working together for mutual benefits in the future. The Exchange, a financial journal, indicated that Ethiopia will host the second Ghana International Trade and Finance Conference (GITFIC) in April 2019 from 11th to 12th in Addis Ababa.more
Eritrean and Somalia Presidents Conclude Ethiopia Visit. (November 11, 2018)
Addis Ababa, November 10, 2018 –Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of Somalia concluded their visit to Ethiopia.more
Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somalia Leaders Arrive In Bahir Dar. (November 09, 2018)
November 9, 2018 – Ethiopia’s PM Dr Abiy Ahmed, Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki and President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo of Somalia arrived in the city of Bahir Dar after concluding their Gondar visit.more
Ethiopia Capitalizing on Regional Integration, Says President Sahlework. (November 09, 2018)
Johannesburg November 08/2018 With further moving forward to continental integration, Ethiopia is capitalizing on having a more integrated region in the Horn of Africa, said President Sahlework Zewde.more
PM Abiy Arrives in Gondar (November 08, 2018)
November 8, 2018 – Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has arrived in Gondar, Amhara Regional State, to visit different projects and welcome the Eritrean President Isaias Afworki.more
Ethiopian FM, Eritrean Ambassador Discuss Bilateral Relations. (November 08, 2018)
November 8, 2018 – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, today received credentials of Eritrean Ambassador to Ethiopia, Semere Russom. On the occasion, the two sides exchanged views on recent rapprochement between the two countries, according to office of Spokesperson Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.more
Ethiopian Diplomatic Activity at a Glance. (October 15, 2018)
Addis Ababa is the third biggest diplomatic center of the world and a political center of Africa hosting many regional, continental, international and multilateral organizations. The city has witnessed a great success in attracting the visits of many heads of states and governments as well as leaders of international organizations. more
Ambassadors Say Reforms in Ethiopia Will Attract Investors. (September 13, 2018)
The reforms underway in Ethiopia would help to create favorable conditions that attract more investors in various areas, resident representatives of various countries said. more
China to Import Soybean from Ethiopia (September 12, 2018)
China will start allowing soybean imports from Ethiopia, customs authorities said on Friday, as the world’s top importer seeks to reduce its reliance on supplies of the oilseed from the United States amid a trade row with Washington. more
President Dr Mulatu Confers With Chinese Investors (September 8, 2018)
A group of Chinese investors from textile and apparel sector met and discussed with President Mulatu Teshome on the investment opportunities here in Ethiopia. During the discussion the President cited all the incentives given for textile and apparel. more
Ethiopia To Officially Reopen Its Embassy In Eritrea Tomorrow (September 5, 2018)
Ethiopia will officially reopen its embassy in Asmara, Eritrea tomorrow. Ethiopia appointed Redwan Hussein as its ambassador to Eritrea. Eritrea reopened its Embassy in Addis Ababa last July. Ethiopia's Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea's President Isaias Afwerki re-opened the embassy in a brief ceremony. more
PM Dr Abiy Arrives In Asmara After Concluding Visits To Assab And Massawa (September 5, 2018)
Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed arrived in Asmara this afternoon after wrapping up his quick visits to Assab and Massawa. The Ethiopian Premier expressed his deep appreciation of ongoing preparatory work by the Eritrean government to enhance port services and related road infrastructure, according to Yemane Gebremeskel, Eritrea's Information Minister. "Progress in this component augurs well for efforts of both sides to ensure full implementation of all five pillars of the agreement," he said. more
Ethiopia, Singapore Agree to Deepen Trade and Investment Ties (August 29, 2018)
Ethiopia and Singapore have agreed to work together to further deepen their trade and investment ties. The two countries exchanged views on the sidelines of the third Ministerial Exchange of Experiences Forum between Singapore and sub-Saharan African countries, which held every two years. more
USTDA grants funds for feasibility study of geothermal project in Ethiopia(August 28, 2018)
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awards a grant to TM Geothermal Operations Private Limited Company (TMGO), developer of the Tulu Moye geothermal project in Ethiopia. Funding will help work on a feasibility study by Delphos International. Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to TM Geothermal Operations Private Limited Company (TMGO)* , an Ethiopia-based company, to coordinate a feasibility study supporting development of the first 50 megawatts of a planned 520-megawatt Tulu Moye Geothermal project in the Main Ethiopian Rift. more
Ambassador Taye To Represent Ethiopia In UN, Replacing Ambassador Dr. Tekeda (August 16, 2018)
The outgoing Ethiopian ambassador to Egypt, Taye Atske-Selassie, has said he will be flying to New York to represent Ethiopia in the United Nations. He will replace the outgoing Ethiopia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Ambassador Dr. Tekeda Alemu, more
Ethiopian to Build International Airport in Bishoftu (August 14, 2018)
The Ethiopian Airlines (Ethiopian) is going to build an international airport in Bishoftu, Oromia regional state, approximately 48 km southeast of the capital Addis Ababa. more
Ethiopian Tourism Organization Board Announces Discount for Diaspora (August 13, 2018)
The Board of Ethiopian Tourism Organization has announced a minimum of 25 percent discount package and other incentives across the board for the Ethiopian Diaspora staring from August 15 to September 30, 2018. more
PM Dr Abiy Visits Industrial Parks (August 13, 2018)
Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed today visited industrial parks and coffee farms. He visited the operational eastern industrial zone in Dukem, the new industrial park in Jimma as well as coffee forests around Jimma and Bonga this morning. more
UAE to Build Oil Pipeline Linking Addis Ababa, Assab (August 10, 2018)
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has agreed to build oil pipeline linking Eritrea's port city Assab and Addis Ababa. more
Diaspora Trust Fund Advisory Council Established (August 10, 2018)
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has established a Diaspora Trust Fund Advisory Council and its members, Chief of Staff of the Prime Minister Fitsum Arega told ENA. more
Ethiopian Receives First Boeing 737 MAX (July 03, 2018)
The Ethiopian Airlines announced that it has received the first of 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets With the MAX, Ethiopian will be able to achieve a double-digit improvement in fuel efficiency and provide passengers with a more comfortable experience, a release the airline sent to ENA said. In Ethiopian's configuration, its 737 MAX 8 will seat 160 passengers. more
Ethio-American Doctors Group Providing Training for Compatriots (July 03, 2018)
Ethio-American Doctors Group (EADG) said it would seek to create continuous professional development programs for Ethiopian health professionals. A two-day training organized in the collaboration of Ministry of Health and Ethiopian Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology under the theme "current issues in medicine and surgery" opened here today. EADG Board Chairman, Professor Girma Tefera said "our group seeks to establish annual training program to improve the quality of health service." The program will focus on clinical training, joint research activities, transfer of knowledge and experience with professionals, he added. more
Pope Francis hails recent step by Ethiopia and Ethiopia to normalize relations (July 02, 2018)
Pope Francis is hailing the "good news" that Ethiopia and Eritrea are willing to discuss peace prospects for what has been one of Africa's longest-running conflicts. Francis told the Catholic faithful gathered in St. Peter's Square on Sunday that "in the midst of so many conflicts, it's dutiful to point out an initiative that can be called historic." more
Council of Minister submits resolution to Parliament to rescind designation of OLF, ONLF, and Ginbot 7 as terrorist groups (June 30, 2018)
Pursuant to Proclamation No. 652/2009, the Council of Ministers has submitted a resolution to the Parliament for ratification that will rescind the designation of OLF, ONLF and Ginbot 7 as terrorist groups. more
UN chief welcomes 'first concrete step' in normalizing Eritrea-Ethiopia relations (June 29, 2018)
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the high-level visit of a delegation from Eritrea to neighboring Ethiopia which began on Tuesday, as "a first concrete step" in the process of normalizing relations between the two countries. "The Secretary-General notes that diplomatic overtures to ease tensions and resolve the longstanding dispute between the two countries will have a far reaching positive impact on the whole region," said his spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric in a statement on Thursday. more
António Guterres appoints Sahle-Work Zewde as his Special Representative to AU and Head of UNOAU (June 28, 2018)
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres yesterday announced the appointment of Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia as his Special Representative to the African Union and Head of the United Nations Office to the African Union (UNOAU) at the level of Under-Secretary-General. Ms. Sahle-Work is the first woman appointed to this position, according to a press release issued by the United Nations Secretary-General. more
Ethiopian, Eritrean leaders to meet soon (June 28, 2018)
Ethiopia and Eritrea will hold a meeting at leaders-level soon, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia. Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Foreign Affairs said that Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia and Eritrean President Isaias Afeworki will meet soon. According to him, the visit by the Eritrean delegation paved fertile ground to restore peace between the two countries. Prime Minister Dr Abiy sent a letter to President Isaias today. more
Ethiopia officially starts crude oil production test (June 27, 2018)
Ethiopia officially started crude oil production test in Ogaden region, Ethiopian Somali regional state, today. Chief Administrator of the regional state, Abdi Mohammed, and Government Communication Affairs Office Minister, Ahmed Shide, and other senior government officials attended the launching ceremony. Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed yesterday said that the Chinese Poly-GCL Petroleum Investment Limited will start producing 450 barrels of crude oil in day as of June 28, 2018. Regarding natural gas extraction, the Premier said construction of a pipeline will be started next September to export gas via Djibouti. The construction of the pipeline will take two years. more


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