US Ambassador Pays Courtesy Call on Minister of Finance

April 23, 2021

H.E Ahmed Shide Minister of Finance of Ethiopia welcomed in his office of the US Ambassador to Ethiopia, Geeta Pasi where they discussed the economic cooperation between Ethiopia and the United States.

The discussion focused on the multifaceted economic cooperation between the two countries, which has been very important in supporting economic growth in Ethiopia. This is, in particular, seen in the strong collaboration in areas such as resilience building in rural parts of the country, improving the quality of health and education sectors as well as building improved governance in Ethiopia.

The Minister used the opportunity to brief the US Ambassador about the current peace and security situation in Ethiopia and the Horn region. In their discussion regarding the GERD, the Ambassador elaborated about the US’s stand to see to disputes over the dam find an amicable solution.

Minister Ahmed Shide also reiterated that the Government of Ethiopia has given unimpeded access for humanitarian support in the Tigray region and explained about the rehabilitation and rebuilding measures in the region. In this regard, he expressed his appreciation to the US for being the largest humanitarian aid donor in Ethiopia and used the opportunity to underscore the need to further scale up economic cooperation.

The relations between the two countries date back as early as 1903. The early economic cooperation between the two countries was strengthened with the signing of the Treaty Amity and Economic Relations on May 17, 1951, the General Technical Assistance Agreement on June 16, 1951, and the Point Four Agreement on May 17, 1952.