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Congressman John Garamendi pledges to support Ethiopian causes

Addis Ababa, June 17, 2022 (FBC) – Ethiopia’s Ambassador in the United States, Seleshi Bekele (Dr.) held a constructive discussion with the Honorable Congressman John Garamendi.

Ambassador Seleshi briefed Congressman Garamendi on current developments in Ethiopia and the progress made regarding the conflict in the northern part of the country.

He also expressed the Ethiopian Government’s position about the punitive draft Bills introduced in the U.S. Congress (HR6600 and Senate S3199) as well as the undue suspension of Ethiopia from the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) program.

The Ambassador expressed his sincere thanks to Congressman Garamendi for his principle-based support for Ethiopia and his long-term commitment to advancing the bilateral relations between our two countries.

It is also stressed that Ethiopia’s and the United States’ relations should be strengthened in order to improve cooperation and partnership. The congressman pledged to maintain his strong support for Ethiopian causes in Congress.



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