Tibor P. Nagy, . U.S. Assistant Secretary, has arrived in Ethiopia for an official visit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia confirmed in a news update today.
Mr. Tibor is visiting Ethiopia as part of his tour in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti, Eritrea and Kenya are included in his tour in the region.
State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Markos Takele, greeted Mr. Tibor up on arrival at Bole International Airport.
During his stay in Ethiopia, he is expected to hold discussion with senior government officials including the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
As well, he is expected to attend the United States- African Union high level dialogue, and will also meet with officials of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), according to Ethiopian news sources.
The purpose of his visit to Ethiopia and to the region is said to be promoting trade relations between United States and African countries.
While China has a strong economic presence in Africa, the United States has a growing political and cultural influence in countries like Ethiopia.
Yet, the United States is showing increasing investment interest in the Horn of Africa’s nation with more than 100 million population and has wielded power to secure conducive investment policy.
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