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U.S. Relationship


U.S.-Ethiopia Relations

The U.S. first established diplomatic relations with Ethiopia in 1903. The diplomatic relationship between Ethiopia and the U.S. is important, complex, and focused on four broad goals: (1) protecting American citizens; (2) strengthening democratic institutions and expanding human rights; (3) spurring broad-based economic growth and promoting development; and (4) advancing regional peace and security.

U.S. Assistance to Ethiopia

Ethiopia, the second most populous country in Africa, remains an effective development partner, particularly in areas of health care, education, and food security. During the past decade, Ethiopia reduced poverty and improved human development. While increased investments in resilience by the U.S. and Ethiopian governments allowed Ethiopia to weather the 2011 and 2015-2016 droughts with relatively little impact, an estimated
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Bilateral Economic Relations

Ethiopia ranks among the fastest growing economies in the world. Ethiopia is eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. U.S. exports to Ethiopia include aircraft, wheat, machinery, low-value shipments and repaired products, and vegetables. U.S. imports from Ethiopia include coffee, oil seeds, textiles, and garments. The U.S. has signed a trade and investment framework agreement
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Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Investment Climate Statements

The Investment Climate Statements analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses and provide information on the business climates.

Fiscal Transparency Report

The Fiscal Transparency Report analyzes government transparency and identifies needed changes to improve public spending accountability.

The U.S. delivers COVID vaccines to Ethiopia.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since July, 2021 the United States has donated 10,095,170 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Ethiopia. This includes 6,465,420 Pfizer and 3,629,750 J&J doses. Of the 10,095,170 vaccine doses, 90% were donated in partnership with COVAX and 10% were donated through AVAT.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.

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