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
The officials on their part recognized the positive progress
witnessed in the areas of humanitarian access, peace-building efforts and
They also indicated the importance of strengthening historic ties
between the two countries, while expressing their commitment to bridge the