Monday, April 28, 2008

Embassies of Washington

The Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Embassy Location: 3506 International Drive NW
Girma Wolde-Giorgis, President
Meles Zinawi, Prime Minister
Dr. Samuel Assefa, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Africa
Capital: Addis Ababa
Population: 75.06 million
Primary Industries: Finance, agriculture (coffee, beans, grains, sugar cane), livestock

The Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

Embassy Location: 3510 International Drive NW
Iajuddin Ahmed, President
Humayin Kabir, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Southeast Asia
Capital: Dhaka
Population: 150.44 million
Primary Industries: Jute, polypropylene, rice, tea, mustard, finished goods (garments)

The Embassy of the Republic of Ghana

Embassy Location: 3512 International Drive NW
John Agyekum Kufuor, President
Kwame Bawuah-Edusei, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Africa
Capital: Accra
Population: 23.0 million
Primary Industries: Gold, timber, cocoa, diamonds, bauxite, manganese, oil, and subsistence agriculture

The Embassy of the State of Israel

Embassy Location: 3514 International Drive NW
Shimon Peres, President
Ehud Olmert, Prime Minister
Sallai Meridor, Ambassador
Geographical Location: Middle East
Capital: Jerusalem
Population: 7.18 million
Primary Industries: Agriculture, pharmaceuticals, software, chemicals, military technology, and diamonds


Note to Lara and Giselle: Come back next Monday. The grouping of embassies I have a week from now will be of special interest to you!

Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 4/08


The Artful Eye said...

All of the architecture is so unique for each of these embassies. It made me wonder if each embassy submitted different plans for their buildings or if they just occupied the already existing buildings.

D.C. Confidential said...

Andrea: Some of the poorer, developing countries occupy buildings that already exist, but many countries have built or are building their own. They even bring in their own laborers to do it. Case in point right now: The Chinese are building a HUGE new embassy on International Drive. Right across the street from it is temporary dormitory housing for the Chinese nationals who are here doing the building.

To date, with the exception of Afghanistan and Zimbabwe, the embassies I've featured have all been new construction.