Blinken says 'shares aspiration' of Ethiopia rejoining U.S. trade programme

U.S. Secretary of State Blinken visits Ethiopia
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits a U.N. Logistics Center Warehouse in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 15, 2023. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/Pool

ADDIS ABABA, March 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday he shared Ethiopia's aspiration to rejoin the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a U.S. trade programme, as it implements a peace deal in the Tigray region.

Blinken was speaking during a visit to Ethiopia.

Reporting by Daphne Psaledakis; Writing by Estelle Shirbon

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