On the Occasion of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia's National Day

Press Statement
Rex W. Tillerson
Secretary of State
Washington, DC
May 26, 2017


On behalf of President Trump and the people of the United States, I congratulate Ethiopia as you celebrate your National Day on May 28.

A warm friendship connects the Ethiopian and American people. We remain committed to working with Ethiopia to foster liberty, democracy, economic growth, protection of human rights, and the rule of law.

Current global challenges demand close coordination and open dialogue. I look forward to working with Ethiopia on the UN Security Council, and hope that together we can find solutions to common challenges and issues of mutual importance.