White House Advisor to the U.S. President, Ivanka Trump, arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today, April 14, for a two-day visit.
She will focus on African women’s economic inclusion and empowerment, according to the press statement from the United States embassy Addis Ababa. She was greeted by U.S. Ambassador to the African Union Mary Beth Leonard and U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia Michael Raynor and is joined by USAID Administrator Mark Green and OPIC Acting President and CEO Dave Bohigian.
During the visit, Ms. Trump will discuss U.S.-led initiatives to promote opportunities for women’s inclusion and seek to learn about ongoing efforts in meetings with Ethiopian government officials and the African Union, as well as engagements with women leaders in the business community and civil society.
The United States remains a committed partner to Ethiopia as it embarks on significant democratic and economic reforms, and looks forward to discussing ways we can help advance the African Union’s vision as articulated by Agenda 2063: “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.”
Media reports show that the Chinese giant shoes manufacturer, Huajian, which has the biggest shoes factory in Ethiopia, has been producing products for Ivanka Trump. It is not clear if President Trumps daughter will be visiting the factory during her stay in Ethiopia.
Ivanka Trump, who has been successful in fashion business, is estimated to have net worth $300 million, while her husband Jared Kushner, who runs real-estate business, could be $800 million, according to U.S. media reports.