H.E. Ambassador Meles Alem, gave the Ministry’s biweekly press briefing today (16 March 2023) to the media.

US Secretary of State @SecBlinken visit to Ethiopia was a significant step toward rebuilding & revitalizing relations between Ethiopia & the US.

Ambassador Meles Alem, Spokesperson for Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, stated this today during the Ministry’s biweekly news briefing.

According to Ambassador Meles, during his stay in Ethiopia, Mr. Blinken announced a $331 m support to humanitarian aid & met with a number of individuals, besides senior Gov’t officials, to discuss the implementation of the CoHA & accountability through the Transitional Justice mechanism.

The Spokesperson also mentioned Prime Minister H.E. Dr. Abiy Ahmed’s one-day visit to South Sudan, during which he held fruitful deliberations with President H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit and First Vice President H.E. Riek Machar.

Ambassador Meles said the goal of the visit was to encourage the parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) to settle any issues that resulted from the agreement’s implementation through dialogue.

In discussing forthcoming key events, Ambassador Meles said that the 7th national joint forum designed to address the challenges of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) inflows in Ethiopia will begin next week on Tuesday.

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