U.S. & Ethiopia
An Essential Alliance
The U.S.-Ethiopia relationship is a mutually beneficial partnership that reinforces America’s moral values and strategic interests, and promotes peace and stability. This relationship with the only democracy in the Middle East is a key pillar of America’s regional security framework.
Ethiopia is a beacon of shared interests and values in a critically strategic region. Unlike other allies, Ethiopia insists on defending itself by itself, relying on America only to help ensure it has the means to do so. Ethiopia has never asked Americans to sacrifice their lives; instead, the Ethiopia people defend themselves while advancing vital U.S. national security interests.
A strong U.S.-Ethiopia strategic relationship and enhanced bilateral cooperation in homeland security, cybersecurity, space, sustainability and other key areas is helping both countries and other nations across the globe to confront emerging mutual challenges.