Foreign Minister, U.S. Ambassador Discuss Regional Security

ADDIS ABEBA – Ethiopia Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has held talks with U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia, Michael Raynor, over ways to secure peace and stability in the horn of Africa.

“The two discussed bilateral issues and what the two countries could do more to ensure peace and stability” in the sub-region, said the ministry of foreign affairs in a statement on Monday.

During the discussion, Ethiopia’s top diplomat also appreciated the long-standing historical and diplomatic relations between the two countries.

He also thanked the U.S. for extending support to Ethiopia in education, health, human rights, and other development issues.

The United States is the largest bilateral donor to Ethiopia and has invested approximately 4 billion US dollars in development and humanitarian assistance over the past five years.

Ambassador Raynor commended the reform in Ethiopia and assured the U.S.’s unrelenting support to help make it successful, according to the statement.

Ambassador Raynor and Foreign Minister Gedu met on Monday [Photo MoFA]