Updated: March 2, 2021
President Donald J. Trump has spoken by phone with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy about the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 that left all the 157 passengers on board dead, the White House said.
“The Prime Minister offered his condolences to the families and friends of the eight Americans killed and thanked President Trump for U.S. assistance in investigating the incident,” the White House’s readout said.
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It said President Trump “reiterated his sorrow over the loss of life and underscored America’s commitment to work with the Government of Ethiopia – a longstanding partner and friend of the United States – and international civil aviation authorities to determine the cause of the crash”.