• Embassy of Ethiopia

Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu Briefs on Ethio-America ties in Washington

Minister of Foreign Affairs of FDRE, Dr.Workneh Gebeyehu briefed US Congress Staffers and employees in Capital Hill on the Ethio-American relations. He said the main pillars of the Foreign Affairs and National security strategy and policy of Ethiopia which gives at most priority to sustained economic growth, building a democratic system and ensuring peace and stability to the benefit of the region and there is complimentary between domestic and foreign policy He further noted that Ethiopia is the major investment destination in Africa and the ongoing establishment of industrial parks, mega hydro power projects, linkage in infrastructure with neighboring countries and hosting major international and regional summits also attributed to sound foreign policy and strategy. On regional matters, he said, Ethiopia is very active in the promotion of peace and stability in the sub-region. The participants commended the role Ethiopia played in the stability of the Horn of Africa and called for more similar discussions to be held in the future. They also raised questions related to adoption from Ethiopia, the capability of Ethiopia to manage the drought and the state of emergency.