The US president’s daughter met religious leaders this Monday in Addis Ababa at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, an Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Tewahedo.
She also laid a wreath at the cathedral in tribute to the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-Max crash that killed the 157 people on board.
Ivanka Trump arrived in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, on Sunday for a summit on economic inclusion and empowerment of African women.
Also a senior advisor to her father, she visited a café and a textile company in the capital. She is in this East African country to promote a $ 50 million initiative her father embarked on in February to encourage women’s employment in developing countries.
The World Women’s Development Initiative (W-GDP) hopes to reach 50 million women by 2025, thanks to the work of the United States Government and its partners.
“Basically, we believe that investing in women is a smart development policy and a smart enterprise,” said Ivanka Trump.
“It’s also in our security interest because women, when given power, promote peace and stability,” she added.
Ivanka Trump will also meet with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde and Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed before traveling to Cote d’Ivoire, where she will attend a meeting on economic opportunities for women in West Africa.
She must also make an appearance at a World Bank policy summit.