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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Launch of the OECD Initiative on Business and Inclusive Growth

Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome. We don’t have a lot of time today, so I’m going to be very brief. In my role as Chair of the Group of Friends of Inclusive Growth, I have spoken about the need to mobilize local governments and businesses to address rising inequality. The OECD has been doing fantastic work ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Yohannes at the White House Ethiopian-American Policy Briefing

On June 8, 2016, Ambassador Daniel W. Yohannes co-hosted the inaugural Ethiopian American Policy Briefing at the White House. Below are his prepared remarks. Good afternoon everyone, and welcome! Dehna walach-hu! I have the distinct pleasure of welcoming you to the White House and I am delighted  to be here. I am the U.S. Ambassador ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks on the OECD Anti-Corruption Network for Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Ladies and gentleman, I am pleased to be here during OECD integrity week to congratulate you on your efforts to fight corruption and encourage you to keep fighting.  I will keep my comments brief, as I know you have a full day ahead. Put simply, why does the U.S. care? First, corruption and bad governance ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the OECD Report Launch: Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

You excellencies, Ladies and Gentleman, I would like to thank the OECD for the opportunity to take part in the launch of this valuable new study. I would also like to acknowledge the work of the Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade and its Chair – David Luna. The United States was pleased to offer data ...
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