U.S. congratulates Ethiopia on National Day

Addis Ababa, May 26, 2017 (FBC) –The U.S. government has extended congratulations to the government of Ethiopia as the country celebrates the 26th anniversary of Ginbot 20 (May 28), which marks the downfall of the Derg regime, next Sunday.

In a statement sent to the government of Ethiopia, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said: “On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate Ethiopia as you celebrate your National Day on May 28.”

“A warm friendship connects the Ethiopian and American people. We remain committed to working with Ethiopia to foster liberty, democracy, economic growth, protection of human rights, and the rule of law.”

“Current global challenges demand close coordination and open dialogue. I look forward to working with Ethiopia on the UN Security Council, and hope that together we can find solutions to common challenges and issues of mutual importance.”

Posted by Amare Asrat