Amhara regional state head,Gedu Andargachew, is reportedly leading a delegation to the United States.
He and his entourage will be traveling to five US cities : Washington DC, Dallas, Seattle, Los Angeles and Atlanta. The purpose is for a town hall meeting with residents in those cities who are from what is now Amhara region of Ethiopia.
They are expected to arrive in Washington on Saturday, December 1, and programs are scheduled in those cities between December 2 and December 12.
Knowledge transfer and the ongoing change in Ethiopia are key agenda items for the discussions.
Intellectuals from the region and business owners, among others, are expected to be part of the discussion.
The Ethiopian embassy in the United States is not only informed about the visit but also some of the coordinators for the tour are from the embassy. For example, Demeke Zemene, who is a consul at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC, is among the committee the coordinators who gave a press statement regarding the visit.
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