Under Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia has initiated changes including discharging political detainees, weakening state control of the economy and making peace with northern neighbor Eritrea following two many years of threatening vibe.
US Vice President Mike Pence met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Friday and lauded "the memorable change endeavors" attempted by Abiy since expecting power in April, the White House said in an announcement.
Pence noticed Abiy's endeavors at "enhancing regard for human rights, changing the business condition, and making peace with Eritrea," the announcement said.
"The two pioneers underscored their nations' shared qualities and their responsibility to building a significantly more grounded association in the near future," it said.
A 41-year-old previous knowledge officer, Abiy came to control after his ancestor surrendered not long ago in the midst of dissents against manhandle by security powers and open displeasure regarding apparent ethnic underestimation of numerous gatherings in the racially different nation.
While in Washington Abiy was likewise planned to meet with individuals from Ethiopia's huge diaspora network in the United States, whose settlements have helped prop up the economy.