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U.S. Congressman aims for enhanced Ethiopia-US cooperation on intelligence and information sharing 

John Trent Kelly, U.S. Congressman from Mississippi, led a delegation to Ethiopia. He met with Ethiopia’s intelligence director with whom he discussed cooperation 

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John Trent Kelly led U.S. delegation poses for a picture with Director of Ethiopia’s Intelligence (Photo : ENA) 

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Last year, the United States was issuing statement after statement condemning Ethiopia and introduced all sorts of sanctions only because the Ethiopian government, due to pressure from the public, wanted to carry on with the military response to TPLF’s attack on the Northern Command of the Ethiopian Defence Force. 

As it turns out, Abiy Ahmed’s government could not stand its ground and was appeasing the United States since the start of this year.  His government released Sebhat Nega and other key TPLF officials, who were captured during a military operation in January 2021, just a day after a reported phone call from U.S. president Joe Biden. 

Some of the U.S. demands were the withdrawal of Amhara region special forces from the Wolkiet region of Gondar which the U.S. calls “Western Tigray” – in a way endorsing irredentist territorial claims of Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). 

Since then the U.S. influence over Ethiopia started to rise again. Perhaps, the $300 million dollars World Bank grant to Ethiopia under the guise of reconstruction of war-affected areas would not have been possible without U.S. government support. 

Today Ethiopian State media reported that John Trent Kelly, a U.S. congressman who is visiting Ethiopia, vowed to do his part to enhance cooperation in intelligence and information sharing.  The congressman actually led a delegation. 

He, along with the U.S. acting Ambassador to Ethiopia, Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson, visited Ethiopia’s intelligence office and had a conversation with Temesgen Tiruneh, Director of the Agency. 

It came at a time when the Ethiopian government is mounting a crackdown on journalists, some politicians, and FANO, a volunteer militia force in the Amhara region that played a crucial role in reversing the TPLF invasion of the region. 

“Ethiopia and The U.S. have a long-standing partnership in intelligence and information sharing, especially in the area of preventing terrorism and cross-border crimes,” Congressman John Kelly is cited as saying. 

Furthermore, he expressed his views that Ethiopia and United States are working together to mitigate “terrorism like international threats,” as reported by ENA. 

Ethiopia’s Intelligence Director, Temesgen Tiruneh, also spoke passionately about the U.S. – Ethiopia cooperation in intelligence and information sharing. He also talked about the diplomatic history of the two countries. 

Ethiopia’s intelligence Director had a similar conversation with Russia and Israel before. 

The U.S. The Embassy has organised “a special digital press briefing with Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dmytro Kuleba to discuss the Russian Federation’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine ” which will take place on June 2. 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. As always, Good Ole USA is still on the side of the old country. You can dice it, bounce it or even swallow it(Don’t swallow it because it may kill you if you are one of those bigots who get high from lambasting Oromumma this Fano/Neftegna that) USA is always on the side of those black folks. If you see USA differently as a hostile nation then I suggest to you to get a one way ticket to the home of your bosom buddy’s country Russia. Putin seems to be in a bind and he can use some damned and faceless niggers as his beasts of burden. Then you can scavenge at his dumpsites in Moscow the rest of your life. And don’t you ever call yourself an Ethiopian. Don’t even think about it!!!!! That gem of the colored has disowned you. You should find Iago and join him in the eternal hell!!!!

  2. Hi!

    After what the White Supremacist West [WSW] and Egypt put Ethiopia through over the past few years, Ethio-WSW relations will never ever be the same again. Ethiopia should devise means to end its dependence on the WSW: Aid, Currency $, € WB, IMF, etc.

    The WSW and Egypt have done all they could to choke-and-kill Ethiopia ever since their Savage TPLF Dogs failed to obliterate Ethiopia’s Army, destabilize Ethiopia, disintegrate Ethiopia and destroy Ethiopia! Their Dogs still rock Ethiopia with flare-ups by Proxy.

    If the WSW cared about Blacks, wouldn’t charity start at home right in their own backyards? Do you know how agonizing it is to see USAID & WFP convoys carrying food & medical supplies going for their TPLF Dogs past starving TPLF-victim Affars?

    If the WSW ever go to Africa, it will be with the usual carrot-and-stick policy in hand to use Africans for planned dirty jobs. Since it is Ethiopia’s poverty that subjects us to such humiliation, let’s stop shooting each other in the foot and build a prosperous Ethiopia.

    i_Mognu

  3. It was under the TPLF that Ethiopia had the best chance of beating poverty , starvations and that bad name associated with it. Too bad dumb Oromos and Narcissistic Amharas won’t let them rule.

    • Hi, Dejay!

      Did you mean Ethiopia’s DEMISE with the tons of money the TPLF’s illiterate overnight millionaires stuffed in fertilizer bags and buried in Tigray – and – the usual step-by-step guidance from TPLF’s Egyptian & CIA guardians/patrons?

      In Ethiopia, the Savage TPLF is only known for its 27-year looting-and-killing SPREE! Isn’t that adding insult to the injury as though the 1991 TPLF-EPLF Secessionist Tigre Cousin Duo’s Invasion-and-Occupation of Ethiopia wasn’t barbaric & tragic enough?

      By the way, what exactly has the Barbarian TPLF done even for Tigray? Haven’t the average Tigrayans been starving over the 27-year TPLF Tyrannical Reign? Did they even get a kilo of the tons of food TPLF collected in their name from USAID & WFP?

      i-Mognu / don_Q

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