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Press Release: U.S. and Ethiopia Hold 7th Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Bilateral Working Group in Addis Ababa

Joint Press Release

statedepartment-300x300On December 15, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Tom Malinowski, and Ethiopian Foreign Minister Workneh Gebeyehu joined co-chairs State Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Hirut Zemeneand the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires to Ethiopia, Peter Vrooman, for the 7th Bilateral Democracy, Governance and Human Rights Working Group. The Working Group provides an opportunity for representatives of the U.S. government and the government of Ethiopia to discuss frankly the full range of governance and human rights issues.

The discussion at this Working Group addressed a broad range of issues, including the Ethiopian government’s commitment to pursue electoral reform, as stated by HE. Dr. Mulatu Teshome, President of the FDRE, respect for constitutional rights and obligations and prospects for dialogue under the state of emergency, the need to support a strong and vibrant media, ways to counter hate speech while respecting basic freedoms, the important role of civil society in strengthening good governance, and the annual U.S. Human Rights Report.

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Both sides welcomed the frank exchange of views during the discussion.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the two governments agreed to continue regularly the Working Group meetings.

1 Comment

  1. Ethiopians including traitor TPLF should unite against America. Post cold war white house is enemy of the poor specifically of the Southern. They destroyed Iraq brainwashing the world based on mere fabrications (http: //www. independent. co. uk/news/world/middle-east/us-wrong-iraq-saddam-hussein-cia-interrogator-john-nixon-george-w-bush-invasion-a7482456. html)

    -Also Somalia and Afghanistan
    – Almost succeeded to destroy Ethiopia
    – Are aggressively busy to demolish Syria.

    We have to liberate our country and minds from the influences by alien arrogant states.

    TPLF should remorse and be part of Ethiopia. Otherwise it has to be removed (leaving no trace of it) from the face of Ethiopia.

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