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World Economic Forum 2019 kicks off in Davos (January 22, 2019)
The Team Veaw2019 World Economic Forum kicked off in Davos, Switzerland today with the theme "Globalization 4.0: Shaping a New Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution". more
Ethiopia, Switzerland Keen to scale-up ties (January 22, 2019)
Ethiopia's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu met with his Swiss counterpart, Ignazio Cassis today in Davos, Switzerland, on the margins of the 2019 World Economic Forum. more
Italy to finance first phase of study of Massawa-Addis Ababa railway project (January 22, 2019)
Ethiopian Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed met with his Italian counterpart, Giuseppe Conte, in Rome today. more
Premier meets with WFP, IFAD, FAO chiefs (January 22, 2019)
Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed met with chiefs of Rome based UN agencies, namely the World Food Program (WFP), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). more
Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh, "Ethiopia's Voice is Heard Loud and Clear" (January 18, 2019)
Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu wraps up week-long panel discussion with Ambassadors and diplomats. more
PM Dr. Abiy Attends a High-Level Meeting of Heads of State and Government on the Situation in DRC (January 18, 2019)
PM Dr. Abiy Attends a High-Level Meeting of Heads of State and Government on the situation in DRC later today in Addis (January 17). more
Ethiopia's FM meets with UN Secretary General Representative to Africa (January 18, 2019)
Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Workneh Gebeyehu, met with the newly appointed Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the AU and Head of UN Office to AU (UNOAU) Ms. Hanna Serwaa Tetteh. more
Ethiopia, Rwanda vow to strengthen ties (January 18, 2019)
Foreign Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu exchanged views with his Rwandan counterpart, Richard Sezibera on aspects of bilateral and regional issues today. more
African Leaders Meet In Addis To Review Political, Security Situation In DRC (January 17, 2019)
African Heads of State and Government today met in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to review the political and security situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). more
The 37th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives' Committee (PRC) Opens in Addis Ababa (January 15, 2019)
The PRC will prepare the agenda of the 32nd African Union Summit with appropriate recommendations for consideration by the Executive Council scheduled to take place from 7th - 8th February 2019. more
The Annual Meeting of Ethiopian Ambassadors and Consul-Generals is well underway (January 15, 2019)
The week-long annual conference of Ambassadors, Consuls Generals, and Directors Generals of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is well underway. State Minister Dr. Markos Tekle will be leading the panel discussion to have a detailed discussion on significant progresses, and challenges of the Ministry in our diplomatic missions. more
PM Dr. Abiy: Diplomats are the Face and Soul of Ethiopia Abroad. (January 14, 2019)
Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed held an in-depth, thorough discussion this morning with the leadership of MFA, Director Generals, Ambassadors and diplomats on the ongoing reform, progresses and challenges responding to contemporary global issues of national interest, enhancing our economic diplomacy venture, diaspora engagement and lessons learned. more
His Excellency Ambassador Kassa Held Discussions With Senior Representatives of U.S. Companies. (January 11, 2019)
His Excellency Ambassador Kassa Tekleberhan held discussions on January 10, 2019 with senior representatives of several U.S. companies. more
Ireland pledges continued support to Ethiopia (January 09, 2019)
Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed received the Prime Minister of the Republic of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, at his office today. more
President Sahle-Work meets with Irish PM (January 09, 2019)
President Sahle-Work Zewde held discussions with Prime Minister Leo Varadkaris of Ireland later today. more
EU welcomes Ethiopia's commitment to multiparty democracy, respect for human rights, gender parity (January 08, 2019)
Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed's nationwide and fundamental political and economic reforms could be a model to the East African region and beyond, said EU ambassador to Ethiopia. more
Ethiopia's Export to U.S. under AGOA Increasing (January 04, 2019)
Ethiopia's export under AGOA has jumped by 62 percent between October 2017 and September 2018. more
Dr. Workneh: Ethio-China Relations has Stood the Test of Time (January 03, 2019)
Foreign Minister Dr.Workneh Gebeyehu welcomed Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister H.E Wang Yi earlier this morning. more
Ethiopia's Two Years Stint At UNSC Successful, Says Ambassador Taye (January 02, 2019)
Permanent Representative of Ethiopia to the United Nations, Ambassador Taye Atske-Selassie said Ethiopia has played a key role during its two years stint at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). more
Minister Workneh: Ethiopia and UK Enjoy a Common Vision & Friendship for Global Peace & Prosperity (January 02, 2019)
Minister Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu bade farewell to Amb. Susanna Moorehead, the outgoing UK Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti (non-resident) and Permanent Representative to the AU and UN Economic Commission for Africa earlier this morning. more
Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund Collects over One Million USD, Says Office of PM (December 28, 2018)
The Ethiopian Diaspora Trust Fund has collected over 1,000,000 USD after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the second call for raising the fund recently. more
President Sahle-Work Receives Outgoing British Ambassador To Ethiopia (December 28, 2018)
President Sahle-Work has received and held talks with the outgoing British ambassador to Ethiopia, Susanna Moorehead. more
Ethiopia Sends Medical Doctors to Eritrea (December 28, 2018)
Ethiopia has sent 35 volunteer medical doctors and four specialists to Eritrea today. more
Ethiopia Accomplished Significant Achievements in UNSC, Says MoFA (December 28, 2018)
Ethiopia has accomplished significant achievements as a Non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) during the last two years, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs. more
Ethiopia Announces List of Countries to Which New Ambassadors Are Appointed (December 27, 2018)
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs today announced list of countries to which the new ambassadors of Ethiopia are appointed. more
Premier launches national initiative to improve Ethiopia's investment climate (December 27, 2018)
Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed today launched a national initiative to improve Ethiopian's investment climate. more
PM meets with Law and Justice Advisory Council (December 27, 2018)
Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed met with the Law and Justice Advisory Council set up four months ago by the Attorney General's Office. more
PM Abiy Launches National Tax Revenue Movement (December 21, 2018)
Addis Ababa December 21/2018 Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has launched today the National Tax Revenue Movement that aimed at improving tax collection system of the country. more
Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is ambitious to provide assistance to Ethiopia (December 21, 2018)
State Minister Dr. Markos held discussion with Regional Director of Institute for Security Studies (ISS) Mr. Roba D. Sharamo later today. more
Ethiopia, EU Commission 20 Million Euros Grant Agreement(December 21, 2018)
Ethiopia and the European Union Commission have signed a 20 million grant agreement aimed at improving health and nutrition in the country. more
Bolton Outlines a Strategy for Africa That’s Really about Countering China (New York Times) (December 20, 2018)
WASHINGTON (December 13, 2018) — The Trump administration rolled out a new strategy for Africa on Thursday, but it was really all about China. more
President Sahle-Work: Digital Transformation is a Pathway to Prosperity for all Africans (December 19, 2018)
President Sahle-Work Zewde has returned to Addis Ababa this morning (December 19) after attending the Africa -Europe High-Level Forum in Vienna which took place under the theme: “Taking Cooperation to the Digital Age”. more
UNDP Commends the Ongoing Reforms in Ethiopia (December 18, 2018)
Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed met with Mr. Achim Steiner, United Nations Development Programme Administrator and his delegation today (December 18), in which, the latter commended the ongoing reforms in Ethiopia. more
The EU expresses its readiness to support Ethiopia in its continued reform work (December 18, 2018)
State Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mrs. Hirut Zemene, welcomed H.E. Christos Stylianides, Humanitarian aid and Crisis Management commission Commissioner of EU ealier today. more
Amb. Dewano Receives a South Korean Business Delegation (December 17, 2018)
Permanent Secretary of Economic Diplomacy, Ambassador Dewano Kedir received a South Korean business from Busan city on Monday (December 17). more
China keen to Expand Investment in the Development of Industrial Parks in Ethiopia (December 17, 2018)
A Chinese delegation from Luzhou city, Sichuan Province expressed interest to invest in Ethiopia in areas of industrial parks development. more
PM. Dr. Abiy Meets with Addis-Based European Ambassadors (December 14, 2018)
Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed met and held discussions with Addis-based European ambassadors this morning. more
Ethiopia maximizing Citizen Diplomacy (December 14, 2018)
At a press briefing on Thursday (December 13) Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Meles Alem briefed the media regarding the results garnered since Ethiopia began allowing citizens of other African countries to enter the country by issuing visa on arrival. more
MCC Board of Directors Selects New Bilateral Compacts, Threshold Programs, Eligible Countries for Concurrent Compacts (December 13, 2018)
At its quarterly meeting, the U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors met to select countries eligible for MCC assistance, which is designed to spur economic growth and reduce poverty. more
Ethiopia: MCC Recognizes Opportunity for Democratic Reform (December 13, 2018)
In response to Ethiopia being selected for the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s (MCC) threshold program, which assists countries to become eligible for substantial MCC financial support, Freedom House issued the following statement: more
Ethiopia, Norway Hold Bilateral Political Consultation (December 12, 2018)
Ethiopia and Norway held the 2nd Political Consultation on today in Addis Ababa. more
Dire Dawa Industrial Park to Be Inaugurated On Sunday (December 12, 2018)
The Dire Dawa Industrial Park will be inaugurated next Sunday, December 16, 2018. more
PM. Dr. Abiy Meets with Patrick Gaspard of the Open Society Foundations (December 11, 2018)
Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed met with Patrick Gaspard of the Open Society Foundations on Tuesday (December 11) here in Addis Ababa. According to the Office of the Prime Minister-Ethiopia , discussions focused on the progress of reforms currently taking place in Ethiopia. more
UNICEF: Ethiopia Continues to Champion the Sustainable Development of Africa (December 11, 2018)
Speaking at a forum on enhancing the evaluation capacity of the progress of implementation of SDGs and Agenda 2063 being held in Addis Ababa (December 10-12), UNICEF’s Director of Evaluation, George Laryea-Adjei said “Ethiopia continues to champion the sustainable development of Africa at UNICEF and the whole UN”. more
Dr. Markos Meets with Deputy Director - General of Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission (December 11, 2018)
State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Markos Tekle met Mr Simon Mordue, Deputy Director- General of Migration and Home Affairs of the European commission on the margins of the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the Global Compact of Migration in Marrakesh, Morocco. more
PM Abiy, Tony Blair Visit Development Projects in Bale (December 10, 2018)
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and former United Kingdom Prime Minister, Tony Blair visited development projects in Bale. more
Ethiopia, WB Sign 100 Mln USD Loan Agreement(December 07, 2018)
Ethiopia and World Bank have signed 100-million USD loan agreement to finance the implementation of the Resilient Landscapes and Livelihoods Project today. more
World Economic Forum President Appreciates Political, Economic Reforms in Ethiopia (December 07, 2018)
Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed held discussions with Mr. Borge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in his office today. more
PM Dr Abiy Receives Austrian Chancellor (December 06, 2018)
Addis Ababa, December 6, 2018 - Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Chancellor of Austria Sebastian Kurz held today bi-lateral discussions on issues of strengthening trade, investments and technology exchange. more
FM Workneh Confers with Italian Deputy FM Emanuela Del Re (December 06, 2018)
Addis Ababa December 06, 2018 Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu and Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Emanuela Claudia Del Re discussed today about bilateral and regional relations. more
Africa-China Business Expo Opens in Addis Ababa (December 04, 2018)
Africa-China Business Expo, branded as “China –Ethiopia Industrial Capacity Cooperation Exposition” opened (December 03) at the #Addis Ababa Exhibition Center. more
Austrian Chancellor to Visit Ethiopia This Week. (December 03, 2018)
Addis Ababa December 03/2018 - Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will arrive in Addis Ababa on Thursday, 6th December 2018 for an official visit to Ethiopia. more
World Bank to give $200bn to combat climate change. (December 03, 2018)
Addis Ababa, December 3, 2018 – The World Bank Group today announced that it would invest 200 billion US dollars to support countries taking action against climate change from 2021-25. more
PM Dr Abiy Among 100 Most Influential Africans Of 2018. (December 03, 2018)
Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed and six other Ethiopians, including Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam and CEO of Ethio Telecom, Frehiwot Tamiru have made it to New African magazine’s list of “100 Most Influential Africans." more
Diaspora Engagement, Minnesota (December 03, 2018)
Ethiopia's Ambassador to the #US, Ambassador Kassa Tekleberhan on Sunday (December 02) held productive discussions with prominent members of the Sikkoo Mandoo Association, based in Minnesota. more
Reform in Ethiopia Model for Other African Countries, Says US Assistant Secretary. (November 30, 2018)
Addis Ababa November 29/2018 Ethiopia has been entering into a paradigm shift and the reform underway is a model for other African countries, US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy said.. more
ETHIOPIA: Luncheon Briefing with His Excellency Kassa Tekleberhan. (November 30, 2018)
This off-the-record luncheon briefing with His Excellency Kassa Tekleberhan, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the U.S. will allow members to share their priorities and operations in Ethiopia. Participants should come prepared to brief Ambassador Kassa on their companies current and planned activities in Ethiopia. more
Ethiopia overtakes Dubai as top feeder of air traffic to Africa. (November 29, 2018)
Ethiopia has overtaken Dubai as a conduit for long-haul passengers to Africa, highlighting the success of the state airline’s expansion drive and the reforms of its new prime minister. more
Ethiopia, US Discuss On Opportunities For Security Cooperation. (November 28, 2018)
Addis Ababa, November 28, 2018 – Ethiopia’s Minister of Defense Aisha Mohammed today met with U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Tibor Nagy and General Thomas D. Waldhauser, Commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM). more
Six industrial parks to go operational after three months. (November 28, 2018)
Six industrial parks will be completed and go operational after three months, said Ethiopia’s Indusial Parks Development Corporation (IPDC). more
Premier Meets With 81 Competing Political Parties. (November 27, 2018)
Addis Ababa, November 27, 2018 – Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed has begun consultations with leaders of competing political parties today. more
PM Dr Abiy to meet with leaders of opposition parties. (November 26, 2018)
Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed will hold discussions on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 with leaders of opposition parties registered in Ethiopia. more
Xylem Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Ethiopia to Explore Helping Country Solve Water Challenges. (November 23, 2018)
Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology provider, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy (MoWIE) for future cooperation to help advance water security in Ethiopia. more
Bahir Dar City and Madison, Wisconsin of the United States became Sister Cities. (November 23, 2018)
Bahr Dar City, the Capital of Amhara Regional State (Ethiopia) and the City of Madison, the Capital City of the State of Wisconsin (USA) have become Sister Cities on November 20, 2018, making Madison the second American city to become Bahir Dar’s sister city, next to the City of Cleveland, Ohio. more
ADB Approves $123mln Grant For Ethiopia’s Basic Services Transformation Program. (November 21, 2018)
AAddis Ababa, November 21, 2018 -The African Development Bank Group (ADB) last Monday approved additional resources to Ethiopia’s Basic Services Transformation Program in the form of a 123- million US dollars grant. more


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