Ethiopians in Washington DC turn from foe to an ally of the Ethiopian government

borkena
June 28,2018

Washington DC had been hell for Ethiopian government politicians for many years as it is a stronghold of Ethiopian opposition in the diaspora. Now, that seems to be changing.

This time Ethiopians in Washington DC rather organized a big rally in support of reform measures of prime minister Abiy Ahmed and his leadership. The video of the rally is aired on Ethiopian State television.

At the height of the struggle against TPLF dominated, Ethiopians even called on remittance embargo which is believed to have denied the government an estimated $3-4 billion. And Ethiopians in Washington DC have been motors of campigns like these.
Now, Ethiopians are calling off the embargo as a show of support for the new prime minister.

The prime minister is expected to travel to Washington sometime in August and will hold talks with Ethiopians

Video credit : EBC



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