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Statement by the Press Secretary on Progress Toward Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea

The United States is encouraged by the progress that Ethiopia and Eritrea have made to resolve longstanding disputes and normalize relations.  Over the past 20 years, the frozen conflict between these states has hindered stability and economic growth in the vital Red Sea region.  A durable peace will yield greater prosperity and security not only ...
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Remarks by Deputy Chief of Mission Jessica Davis Ba at the “GIS Database Standards to Help Combat Wildlife Trafficking in Africa” Workshop

Excellencies, Honorable Guests: Director General Sultan Mohammed of the Ethiopian Geospatial Information Agency (optional: & current Africa Executive Board Chair of the Committee of Experts for the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management); Director General Kumara Wakjira of the Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Authority; Director Lee Schwartz of the Department of State’s Office of the Geographer and ...
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Press Release:  Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release READOUT March 8, 2018 Secretary Tillerson’s Meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert Secretary Rex Tillerson met with AUC Chairperson Moussa Faki today to reaffirm the United States’ and AU’s mutual respect and strong ...
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High Level Meeting Between the AUC Chairperson and U.S. Secretary of State Joint Communique

HIGH LEVEL MEETING BETWEEN AUC CHAIRPERSON AND U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE  Joint Communique  Addis Ababa (8 March 2018): African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat today hosted U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa. Both sides reaffirmed their strong commitment to the shared goal of a stable and ...
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Remarks Delivered by Ambassador Leonard at the U.S. – AU Workshop on CVE

Ambassadors and distinguished colleagues, it is my distinct honor to be here today to kick-off fruitful discussions on ways in which the United States and the African Union can collectively work together to prevent and counter the rise of violent extremism in Africa. I would like to extend my appreciation to Director of the African ...
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