Government of Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)

Ethiopia: IDRB to Open Its Regional Office in Addis

State Minister Ambassador Berhane Gebre-Kristos met with Mr. Jeffrey Lee Pearson of International Development and Relief Board (IDRB) in his office (January 3, 2014). Ambassador Berhane during the meeting said that IDRB's activities in Ethiopia have been helping a lot people. He hoped the organization will continue to contribute its respective share in Ethiopia's ongoing development. Mr. Pearson, Director of IDRB's Horn of Africa Regional Office said his organization is grateful for the support provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and that it is very keen on continuing its contribution in the areas of its engagement. He also said that IDRB is seeing a lot of progress in its activities in Afar, SNNRP, Tigray and other regions in areas ranging from veterinary assistance to provision of efficient fuel utilities. The meeting between Ambassador Berhane and Mr. Pearson also saw a signing ceremony that would allow IDRB to open its regional office here in Addis Ababa. The regional office director said that he is pleased to see the progress Africa is making in recent years and that it was only logical to open the regional office here in Addis considering Ethiopia's lead in Africa's recent growth. The state Minister reiterated that the Ministry will continue its support to IDRB's work in Ethiopia and wished the Regional Office Director a pleasant stay and a productive working period in Addis.

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