Ivanka Trump honors victims of Ethiopian air crash

Clay Curtis
April 18, 2019

Ms. Trump has also met and discussed with women working in the coffee industry, at Dumerso Coffee in Addis Ababa to discuss the opportunities and challenges women entrepreneurs face in Ethiopia.

White House adviser Ivanka Trump visited a female-run textile factory in Ethiopia Monday, part of a USA initiative to put 50 million women to work in developing countries by 2025.

"For women to succeed as entrepreneurs and job creators we must ensure they have equal access to the financing necessary to start and grow their businesses..."

Miss Trump took part in a traditional coffee ceremony, visited weavers, and announced new financial support for business in the aim of offering assistance and to learn the struggles of women in business.

All 157 passengers and crew died when Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 en route to the Kenyan capital Nairobi plunged from the sky six minutes after takeoff from the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.

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The initiative is aimed at advancing global women's economic empowerment, it was learned.

She also visited a clothes manufacturing company, Muya Ethiopia, which exports clothes to local and worldwide markets. However, many believe that the effort of the daughter of the United States president is shadowed by his father's efforts of cutting global aid and his scandalous comments against Africa.

During the four-day Africa tour, Trump will also attend the World Bank policy summit in Ethiopia, visit a cocoa farm in Ivory Coast, participate in a women's economic summit and attend a policy meeting of the World Bank.

Ivanka Trump said she would campaign for women's right to own and inherit land in Africa as she visited Ethiopia on Monday to promote a $50 million US development project.

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