U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Ethiopia

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Ethiopian FM Gedu (left) and Mike Pompeo (R). Photo from Pompeo Twitter Page

borkena
February 6, 2020

The U.S. Department of State disclosed on Wednesday that the U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will be traveling to seven countries, including Ethiopia, in three continents.

He will be visiting Ethiopia between February 17 and 19.

During his visit, he will hold talks with President Sahle-Work Zewde and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. As well, during his stay, he is scheduled to meet with the Chairperson of the African Union, Moussa Faki Mahamat.

Apart from Ethiopia, he will be traveling to Germany, Senegal, Angola, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, and Oman.

Regional security and support to “Ethiopia’s historic political and economic reform agenda,” are among the key agenda items of discussion when he meets with Ethiopia’s top officials.

Although not disclosed by the Department of State, Ethiopian political observers speculate that negotiation of the Ethiopian Dam might also be an agenda item during the discussion with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

Alleged pressure from the United States of America and the World Bank in the negotiation of Ethiopian Dam has alarmed a considerable number of Ethiopians that the U.S. is primarily interested in making Egypt happy at the expense of Ethiopia.



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4 Responses to "U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Ethiopia"

  1. rezen   February 7, 2020 at 12:37 am

    Subject: “U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Ethiopia
    Commentary, 6 Feb 2020

    Dear African Compatriots
    Do you really believe that Trump and his Officers care about Black Africa?
    Do they, in fact, know the history, culture, aspiration, desire of the Black Africans?
    Do they really care about Black Africans? Hint: Take the example of Black American History.
    What they care about is themselves and their agenda.
    Let us not fool ourselves: THERE IS NOBODY TO PROTECT THE INTEREST OF AFRICA EXCEPT AFRICAN THEMSELVES.
    But we have an OBSTACLE: OUR OWN INDIGENOUS LEADERS who would be faster than the wink of an eye to sell Africa for their own benefit .
    Finally, WHY DO YOU THINK THAT WE ARE ALL HERE INSTEAD IN OUR OWN TERRITORY? Answer that question, please — to your self. THE END

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  2. VIP Joe   February 7, 2020 at 4:56 am

    Canada’s PM Justin Tradeau is canceling his visit 07- 09 February in various parts of Addis Ababa due to security concerns.

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  3. Maged Tedla   February 7, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyata urges Ethiopian carrier to halt China flights over virus.

    ecadforum.com/2020/02/06/uhuru-urges-ethiopian-carrier-to-halt-china-flights-over-virus/amp/

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  4. nehmiya   February 7, 2020 at 7:17 am

    Could his excellency be willing to dethrone the thug,Colonel Abiy ? It would be nice if he could take this serial killer, Abiy Ahmed , to US with him. We don’t want him, colonel abiy, at all. Our beloved people are dying on a daily basis. We Africans are incessantly fleeing on the account of the intervention of developped countries in our affaire. Stop meddeling in our affaire and molesting our leaders !!

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