White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump mourns those lost in the Ethiopian plane crash last month during her visit to Africa to promote women empowerment across the globe.
Trump left a wreath to remember those lost during the crash at a cathedral in Addis Ababa on Monday, which killed all 157 people on board.
She also met with religious leaders and took to twitter to offer her deepest sympathies to the families who lost loved ones during the incident.
Meanwhile, Trump traveled to Ethiopia to promote the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP), an American initiative to empower women in the workforce internationally.
The U.S. program was implemented back in February to help women around the globe access training to empower them in the workforce.
An idea to export products steeped in Ethiopian heritage impacted an entire community at #MuyaEthiopia. @USAID helped Muya grow from 10 employees to over 500, and today I’m proud to announce @OPIC’s financial commitment to continue Muya’s growth! #WGDP pic.twitter.com/RBrGA97ndU
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 14, 2019
Trump weighed in on the initiative during her African tour saying the program is “is also in our security interests because women when they are empowered they foster peace and stability.”
She is also expected to a attend a World Bank Policy Summit, and travel to the Ivory Coast and a cocoa farm before departing.