Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Meets Ethiopians in Washington DC
July 28, 2018 - Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Saturday met members of the Ethiopian community living in Washington, D.C. area. He called for unity among Ethiopians.
“Let’s break the walls, let’s build a bridge. Let’s build a united Ethiopia. Let’s build one Ethiopian community," said Ethiopia's new prime minister.
"Let’s look inward and take the best from our history and social values. Let’s join in common purpose. Let’s build a just society," said Ahmed.
Calling the Ethiopian diaspora community "global ambassadors," the Prime Minister said: "We come to you not because of our immediate needs. It’s because you’re integral to our identity, our renewal, our democracy, our growth."
Dr. Abiy Ahmed also urged the diaspora community to invest in Ethiopia.
In her address to the crowd, D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser declared July 28 as "Ethiopia Day".
On Friday, as part of his talks, Ahmed met the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the White House.