የዩናይትድ ስቴት አሜሪካ መንግሥት C-130 በመባል የሚታወቅ የጦር አውሮኘላን ለኢትዮጵያ መንግሥት ሰጠ።
አውሮኘላኑ ኢትዮጵያ በተባበሩት መንግሥታት ድርጅት ለሚሰጣት የሠላም ማስከበር ተልዕኮ የሚውል ነው ተብሏል።
C-130 አሜሪካ ሰራሽ ባለአራት ሞተር ወታደራዊ የትራንስፖርት አገልግሎት የሚሰጥ አውሮኘላን ሲሆን አውሮኘላኑ በሠላም ማስከበር ሂደት ሲቪል ዜጎችን ለመርዳትና የሰብአዊ ድጋፍ ለመስጠት ይውላል ተብሎአል።
U.S. Government Delivers C-130 Aircraft to Ethiopia
Bishoftu, Oromia, Ethiopia June 6, 2018: U.S. Ambassador Michael Raynor participated in a ceremony to deliver a C-130 aircraft on behalf of the United States Government to Ethiopian Air Force Head, General Adem Mohammed.
The C-130 will further enhance Ethiopia’s capacity to play a vital role in regional peacekeeping missions, enabling Ethiopia to move humanitarian supplies where they are needed in a timely manner and protect the lives of civilians in conflict areas.
“This aircraft represents a deep bond between our two countries, and our shared pledge to play constructive leadership roles on the world stage.” said Ambassador Raynor. “The U.S. commitment to this partnership is stronger than ever, and I look forward to building upon it in the days ahead.”
Brigadier General Deiter Bareihs of the U.S. Air Forces Europe and Africa also took part in the ceremony along with other representatives from the U.S. armed forces.
He said, “We are excited to deliver this C-130 at a time of such great optimism. This handover pays homage to our long-valued friendship and lays the foundation for new possibilities for cooperation and interoperability.”
The United States values Ethiopia’s role in peacekeeping operations and ongoing commitment as the largest contributor to UN Peacekeeping forces in the world.