Toast Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia at State Dinner

The Whitehouse National Palace Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 8:02 P.M. EAT PRIME MINISTER HAILEMARIAM:  Your Excellency, the President of the United States of America, Mr. Barack Obama, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen:  In the history of the relationship by Ethiopia and the United States of America, this is an exceptional occasion.  Never before did we have…

Transcript: Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia in Joint Press Conference

The Whitehouse  National Palace Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1:47 P.M. EAT PRIME MINISTER HAILEMARIAM: Members of the press, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to once again welcome His Excellency, the President of the United States of America, to Ethiopia. We are honored to receive a sitting U.S. President for the first time in the history…

Seven reasons why Obama should visit Ethiopia

BY REDIET WEGAYEHU Barack Obama will become the first ever sitting U.S. president to visit Ethiopia. This is a testament to the firm friendship that the two countries enjoy. Ethiopia has had a close relationship with the U.S. ever since Emperor Menlik II earned recognition as the only sovereign state leader in Africa after defeating…