U.S. Embassy Statement on June 22 Attacks

U.S. Embassy  Addis Ababa

US embassy
June 23, 2019

The U.S. Embassy is shocked and deeply saddened by the June 22 fatal attacks on the President of the Amhara Regional Government, Dr. Ambachew Mekonnen; Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, General Seare Mekonnen; Amhara Regional Government Office Advisor, Ezez Wassie; and retired Major General Gezai Abera.  Their senseless deaths are a great loss, not only to their families and friends, but also to their nation.  We offer our prayers, solidarity, and deepest sympathy to the families of the victims, those who were injured, and the Ethiopian people.

The attacks on these men were also an attack on the institutions and nation they served.  The United States remains steadfast in its support for Ethiopia, as it pursues political and economic reforms that represent the surest path to Ethiopia’s prosperity, political inclusiveness, and stability.  Those who challenge Ethiopia’s unity through acts of egregious violence also directly undercut the best interests of the Ethiopian people.  As such, they deserve no support, and receive our strongest condemnation.  We encourage all Ethiopians to rebuke these attacks by redoubling their commitment to their country’s unity and reforms.

The United States stands with every Ethiopian working to secure an inclusive, prosperous, unified and stable future, and we will continue to invest in the capacity of Ethiopia’s government, institutions, and people to achieve that future.



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4 Responses to "U.S. Embassy Statement on June 22 Attacks"

  1. Ittu Aba Farda   June 23, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Well said and thank you very much for your valuable advice. May Our Creator Save The Old Country and Continue Blessing The United States Of America!!!

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  2. Alula Teklai   June 24, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Foreign investors are welcomed to own our lands , employ our children and live in Ethiopia permanently regardless of their criminal sexual offense records or regardless of their sexual orientation. On the other hand TOTO TOUR COMPANY OF CHICAGO, USA ARE EXPECTED NOT TO ENTER ETHIOPIA .

    ( CHICAGO BEING A PLACE WHERE 100’S OF THOUSANDS OF ETHIOPIAN MEDICAL DOCTORS PERFORM MEDICAL CARE INCLUDING COLONOSCOPY AND PROSTATE EXAMS TO GAY AMERICANS)

    TOTO tourists are expected not to be wellcomed to visit Ethiopia for a brief short period of time because of their sexual orientations.

    ???? #BigInEthiopia ????????

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  3. Samson Sudike   June 24, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Over a hundred thousands brave Ethiopians died fighting Shabiya a couple of decades ago. Those who survived wars got untreated PTSD sickness that gets them to act in ways similar to this “coup” .

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  4. mhddd   June 30, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Please Urge to Dig out the reason of Attack? is really change in Ethiopia? ofcourse there was symptoms of change. With the exstence of ethenic Federalism, No will Ethiopia developed

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