Ethiopia Enlists Lobbying Support to Strengthen Relations with US
(odwyerpr) — The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia has retained SGR LLC Government Relations and Lobbying to strengthen relations and business outreach between the northeast Africa nation and the U.S.
Working through the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington D.C., SGR will develop and execute a public affairs plan that enhances dialogue with policy makers, media and business leaders and stresses the importance of the nations’ bilateral relationship in a bid to strengthen business outreach and grow foreign direct investment in the nation.
According to Foreign Agents Registration Act documents filed in January, the campaign will “promote a better understanding of Ethiopia’s political, social and economic environment, assist in day-to-day press inquiries, shore up support for politicians and government officials as they address Ethiopian issues, collaborate with [Ethiopia’s] diplomatic teams in the U.S. to tell the nation’s story and enhance the relationships with U.S. diplomats, and broaden government outreach to legislators acknowledging the importance of the nations’ bilateral relationship.”
Activities may include research, press outreach, content creation and meetings with executive branch officials and members of Congress.
The $150,000 per-month pact began in late January and continues for one year.