Ethiopia’s Ambassador to America Holds Fruitful Talks with US Senators, Representatives

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Addis Ababa July 30/2022/ENA/ Ethiopia’s Ambassador to USA, Seleshi Bekele, held a productive conversations with several US Senators and representatives.

According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he met with Senator Ted Cruz, Congressman Chuck Fleishmann, Congresswoman Julia Letlow, Congressman Darrell Issa, Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Steve Womack, and Congressman Darrell Issa.

In these engagements, the ambassador briefed the law makers about the federal government’s measures on humanitarian assistance for conflict and natural disaster affected areas, peace-building, socio-economic development, democratization process, the recent attempt of Al Shabab terrorist group on Ethiopia and other aspects.

Seleshi also explained Ethiopia’s concern regarding HR 6600 and S3199 bills to the US lawmakers. 

If passed, the bills would only have unproductive results on the long-lasting relations of the two countries and the ongoing encouraging developments in Ethiopia, he said.

He also elaborated on how Ethiopia’s suspension from AGOA is hurting ordinary Ethiopians and requested the officials for Ethiopia’s reinstatement.

The officials on their part recognized the positive progress witnessed in the areas of humanitarian access, peace-building efforts and dialogue process.

They also indicated the importance of strengthening historic ties between the two countries, while expressing their commitment to bridge the current gaps.