Ivanka Trump pays respects to plane crash victims during visit to Ethiopia

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 10:06 AM PT – Monday, April 15, 2019

Ivanka Trump recently paid her respect to victims of the Boeing 737 crash during a four-day visit to Ethiopia.

The First Daughter visited the Holy Trinity Church Sunday, where she was accompanied by religious leaders and laid a wreath to commemorate the 157 crash victims.

This comes after the Boeing model was grounded worldwide, with manufacturers still investigating the plane’s automation software and engine.

White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, right, is greeted as she arrives for a ceremony at Holy Trinity Cathedral honoring the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, Monday April 15, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Ivanka’s trip is centered around the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, which aims to boost women in developing countries.

“Our goal is to reach 50 million women in developing countries by 2025,” she stated. “WGDP (Women’s Global Development and Prosperity) coordinates the efforts across the federal government, and works with other nations’ institutions and the private sector to empower women to fully and freely to participate in the local economies.”

In the remainder of her visit, Ivanka Trump is set to attend a World Bank summit and meet with prominent Ethiopian dignitaries.