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Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congresswoman Karen Bass letter ask White House to reconsider delisting Ethiopia from AGOA

Do not delist Ethiopia from AGOA says letter from Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congresswoman Karen Bass

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Congresswomen Karen Bass

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Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congresswoman Karen Bass on Wednesday wrote a letter to President Joe Biden calling for not delisting Ethiopia from the beneficiaries of African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) which is expected to be effective as of January 1, 2022. 

Senator Chris Van Hollen
Senator Chris Van Hollen

Biden’s administration decision was meant to pressure Ethiopia to end military action against the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and engage in political dialogue to end the conflict. 

The letter from Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congresswomen Karen Bass is just asking for “additional time” for Ethiopia to comply with the legal tool the  U.S. is exploiting to achieve politically motivated goals in Ethiopia.  

The letter said, “We urge your administration to explore options for allowing additional time for Ethiopia to come into compliance with AGOA as we continue pressing all sides to come to a peaceful resolution of the conflict.” 

Screenshot of the letter is featured below : 

PDF format is available here



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1 COMMENT

  1. It is election season y’all and we will take it all in stride. I can’t be any more proud of you Ethiopians and Eritreans for staying united for a common cause and ascertaining your presence on that fateful Election Day. You will know how to ‘throw the bums out!’ and flip the seats over as it was done in 1982, 1990, 1994 and 1998. Make them think twice before they utter a word once.

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