PM Abiy touring the US


Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) met with US Vice President Mike Pence in the White House on Friday July 27.
The Vice President reaffirmed the United States’ longstanding partnership with the people of Ethiopia and applauded the historic reform efforts by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, including improving respect for human rights, reforming the business environment, and making peace with Eritrea.
The Prime Minister also held talks with Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC.
The Premier had a productive discussion with Lagarde about IMF’s support for Ethiopians reform plan and priorities.
PM Abiy also officially graced the union of the two Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church (EORTC) Holy Synods which has been acting separately after the fall of Dereg regime before 27 years.
Ethiopian Orthodox Tewhaedo Church-in-Exile based was lead by His Holiness Abune Merkorios, who goes to the USA after the fall of Durg. Also the home-based-church was led by His Holiness Abune Mathias after the death of His Holiness Abuna Paulos in August, 2012.
The tree year’s effort to reconcile the two churches failed at the beginning of this year. With the fresh efforts of the Prime Minister Abey a delegate sent to the USA to enhance the negotiation proper to the arrival of the delegate led By the PM.
The two Synods which were acting separately for so long agreed to work together and the Prime mister announces the union of the Synods as his first activity in the US.
A delegate led by Prime Minister Abey Ahmed arrived in the USA last Thursday. The team which consists of federal government officials also had the Oromiya Regional State’s president Lemma Megersa.
Lemma is going to have a meeting with the Ethiopians in Minnesota. Minnesota is a state where many Oromo Ethiopians are residing. He expressed his hope in the success of the tripe for while responding to the Voice of America at the Washington, DC – Dulles International Airport.
The Prime Minister also held talks with the World bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on Friday. The two discussed on various monetary issues including the risk of debt financing. The duo also discussed on the issues of human capital, sustainable debt financing and future of disruptive technology. Kim expressed the Groups’ readiness to provide a robust support to Ethiopia.