WASHINGTON, August 31, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ ? President Barack Obama today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to attend the State Funeral of His Excellency Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

The Honorable Susan E. Rice, United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, will lead the delegation on September 2, 2012.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Donald Booth, United States Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

The Honorable Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

Ms. Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, National Security Staff


The White House

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