US Secretary of State Concludes Ethiopia’s Visit

Addis Ababa March 16/2023 /ENA/ The United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has concluded his one day visit to Ethiopia.

Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Demeke Mekonnen bid farewell to the Secretary of State today at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

During his one day visit to Ethiopia, the state secretary met with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and discussed domestic, regional and bilateral issues of mutual concern, with a commitment for enhancing the partnership between Ethiopia and the US.

Blinken has also announced 331-million USD in new humanitarian assistance for Ethiopia in FY 2023, according to the US Department of State.

Following the conclusion of his official visit to Ethiopia last night, the US Secretary of State said the cessation of hostilities agreement on the conflict in northern Ethiopia is one of the most powerful testaments to the importance of African leadership.

Anthony Blinken has also held discussions with African Union Commissioner Moussa Faki Mahamat.

“I was pleased to receive US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the AU HQ during his working visit to Ethiopia," the commissioner twitted.

He added that we exchanged views regarding progress in the implementation of the cessation of hostilities agreement and other regional issues of mutual interest.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency