Travel to Ethiopia and Niger, March 14-17, 2023
On March 15, the Secretary visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where he discussed implementation of the cessation of hostilities agreement to advance peace and promote transitional justice in northern Ethiopia. He also met humanitarian partners and civil society actors to discuss humanitarian assistance delivery, food security, and human rights.
While there, the Secretary also met with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat to discuss shared global and regional priorities and follow up on commitments from the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit regarding food security, climate and a just energy transition, the African diaspora, and global health. The Secretary underscored U.S. support for African permanent representation in multilateral bodies.
In the first ever visit to Niger by a U.S. Secretary of State, on March 16, Secretary Blinken met President Mohamed Bazoum and Foreign Minister Hassoumi Massaoudou in Niamey. He discussed ways to advance the U.S.-Niger partnership on diplomacy, democracy, development, and defense. Secretary Blinken also engaged youths from Niger’s conflict zones, who have completed the Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration, and Reconciliation (DDRR) program, to learn about their contributions to peace in Niger. The Secretary also furthered U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit collaboration related to global and regional peace, security, and governance, and the climate crisis.
- March 17, 2023 Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Shaun Tandon of AFP
- March 16, 2023 Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Nigerien Foreign Minister Hassoumi Massoudou at a Joint Press Availability
- March 16, 2023 Secretary Antony J. Blinken with Moussa Yahaya of TeleSahel
- March 16, 2023 Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken at a Disarmament, Demobilization, Reintegration, and Reconciliation Event
- March 16, 2023 Secretary Antony J. Blinken With Yonathan Yosef of Fana Broadcasting
- March 15, 2023 Secretary Antony J. Blinken at a Press Availability
- March 15, 2023 Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (COHA) Signatories
- March 15, 2023 Secretary Antony J. Blinken Before Meeting with Ethiopian Civil Society Leaders
- March 15, 2023 Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Ethiopian Minister of Finance Ahmed Shide Following Tour of UN Logistics Center Warehouse
- March 15, 2023 $331 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia
- March 15, 2023 Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Ahmed
- March 15, 2023 Secretary Blinken’s Meeting with Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mekonnen
- March 15, 2023 Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Demeke Mekonnen Before Their Meeting
- March 14, 2023 The United States and Ethiopia: A Long-Term Partnership