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Press Availability: US Secretary of State of the United States and Foreign Minister of Ethiopia

9 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
 

Rex Tillerson:

“Ethiopia is a large-population country, they are an important security partner in areas that I’ve already touched upon, and we also see Ethiopia’s journey towards democracy – I think 27 years now, which is a long time, but it’s a young democracy, and as I indicated, democracies are challenging. It’s not easy to take a country forward as a democracy. And so we’re here also to support Ethiopia’s journey towards a democratic society and institutions.”

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Trump’s Tough Approach to Ethiopia

9 Mar

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Rachel Ansley, The Atlantic Council
 
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson traveled to Ethiopia this week to underscore US support for a crucial partner that finds itself in a crisis.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned unexpectedly on February 15 in the wake of violent anti-government protests. The government then imposed a nationwide state of emergency that lawmakers endorsed earlier in March.
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