Ivanka Trump meets President Sahle-Work Zewde of Ethiopia

Ivanka Trump seemed ready for spring when she continued her tour through Africa on Monday with a $ 1,700 floral print dress as she sat down to meet the President of Ethiopia.

The 37-year-old first daughter met with President Sahle-Work Zewde during a visit to Addis Ababa, and the couple was seen with an animated conversation, with images in which they both laughed at a discussion.

Ivanka shared a photo on her Instagram story of her meeting with the president, who wrote: & # 39; I am honored to meet today with the @sahleworksewde, the only serving female president in Africa! & # 39;

Busy with: Ivanka Trump, 37, visited with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde in Addis Ababa to promote the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

Busy with: Ivanka Trump, 37, visited with Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde in Addis Ababa to promote the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

Ready for summer! The first daughter wore a $ 1,655 Emilia Wickstead dress for the meeting

Ready for summer! The first daughter wore a $ 1,655 Emilia Wickstead dress for the meeting

Ready for summer! The first daughter wore a $ 1,655 Emilia Wickstead dress for the meeting

Proud: the first daughter shared on Instagram about a meeting with the first female president of Ethiopia (photo) and called the moment an & # 39; honor & # 39;

Proud: the first daughter shared on Instagram about a meeting with the first female president of Ethiopia (photo) and called the moment an & # 39; honor & # 39;

Proud: the first daughter shared on Instagram about a meeting with the first female president of Ethiopia (photo) and called the moment an & # 39; honor & # 39;

Open discussion: the two women sat together to discuss Ivanka's Women & Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

Open discussion: the two women sat together to discuss Ivanka's Women & Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

Open discussion: the two women sat together to discuss Ivanka's Women & Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

She continued: & # 39; I enjoyed exchanging ideas and learning from her experiences. Her perspective will inform our work to promote the economic empowerment of women on the continent and beyond. & # 39;

It was all a smile from Ivanka during her meeting while wearing a $ 1,655 floral dress from Emilia Wickstead, which she combined with white heels.

The dress was cinched on Ivanka & # 39; s waist with a white belt to add more dimension to the shape of the fabric as the first daughter spent her Monday attending multiple meetings and visits.

Ivanka bore her right to the meeting while the two women posed for photos before they sat down for an interview.

Earlier on Monday morning, Ivanka visited the Holy Trinity Cathedral to meet with religious leaders and lay a wreath for the people who were killed during the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash last month.

A total of 21 UN staff members and 12 relief workers died when a Boeing 737 Max crashed from Addis Ababa a few minutes after taking off, with Nairobi the intended destination.

Airlines and countries have since grounded Boeing 737 Max planes in response to the crash over concerns from other defective machines.

Ivanka wore a black dress with short sleeves and matching flats for the visit. She also pulled her hair into a bun and placed a black lace veil on her head for the occasion.

All smiles: Ivanka combined her floral dress with white heels and wore her hair on Monday

All smiles: Ivanka combined her floral dress with white heels and wore her hair on Monday

She also wore a white belt around her waist

She also wore a white belt around her waist

All smiles: Ivanka combined her floral dress with white heels and wore her hair on Monday

Fortunately: & # 39; I enjoyed exchanging ideas and learning from her experiences & # 39 ;, Ivanka wrote on Instagram about a meeting with President Sahle-Work Zewde from Ethiopia.

Fortunately: & # 39; I enjoyed exchanging ideas and learning from her experiences & # 39 ;, Ivanka wrote on Instagram about a meeting with President Sahle-Work Zewde from Ethiopia.

Fortunately: & # 39; I enjoyed exchanging ideas and learning from her experiences & # 39 ;, Ivanka wrote on Instagram about a meeting with President Sahle-Work Zewde from Ethiopia.

Form-fitting: the dress was cinched at the waist with a white belt to add more shape

Form-fitting: the dress was cinched at the waist with a white belt to add more shape

Form-fitting: the dress was cinched at the waist with a white belt to add more shape

The first daughter's schedule has been busy since she arrived in Addis Ababa early on Sunday morning. She first went to Instagram to share photos of her meeting as head of the Women & # 39; s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative.

Ivanka smiled while she sat and listened to her hosts alongside Mark Green, manager of the American agency for international development.

& # 39; Has joined @USAIDMarkGreen with the Ethiopian Women in Coffee Association (EWIC) for a great discussion (and coffee cupping!) With inspiring female entrepreneurs, & # 39; she wrote in the caption of a set with three photos.

& # 39; With @ USAID support, they overcome the lack of access to capital and grow their business. & # 39;

Her trip was received with some criticism when Ivanka was photographed with a conversation with local women in a textile production center. The criticism came because the now deceased clothing company of Ivanka was confronted with allegations about the use of workers in China to produce merchandise.

Ignoring recoil has made Ivanka the economic empowerment of women a focal point of her portfolio for the White House.

Emotionally: on Monday morning Ivanka showed its respect to the victims who were killed in the plane crash of Ethiopian Airlines last month

Emotionally: on Monday morning Ivanka showed its respect to the victims who were killed in the plane crash of Ethiopian Airlines last month

Emotionally: on Monday morning Ivanka showed its respect to the victims who were killed in the plane crash of Ethiopian Airlines last month

Tribute: The first daughter wore a black dress and accompanying flats before placing a wreath at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa for the victims of the crash

Tribute: The first daughter wore a black dress and accompanying flats before placing a wreath at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa for the victims of the crash

Tribute: The first daughter wore a black dress and accompanying flats before placing a wreath at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa for the victims of the crash

Focused: Ivanka shared photos of her meeting with the Ethiopian Women in Coffee Association on Sunday morning

Focused: Ivanka shared photos of her meeting with the Ethiopian Women in Coffee Association on Sunday morning

Focused: Ivanka shared photos of her meeting with the Ethiopian Women in Coffee Association on Sunday morning

Pleasant: it is Ivanka Trump's first visit to Africa since the White House in February launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

Pleasant: it is Ivanka Trump's first visit to Africa since the White House in February launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

Pleasant: it is Ivanka Trump's first visit to Africa since the White House in February launched the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative

Fun: Ivanka tried her hand at a traditional loom in Moya, a textile and traditional crafts production center, with Moya founder Sara Abera (right) on Sunday

Fun: Ivanka tried her hand at a traditional loom in Moya, a textile and traditional crafts production center, with Moya founder Sara Abera (right) on Sunday

Fun: Ivanka tried her hand at a traditional loom in Moya, a textile and traditional crafts production center, with Moya founder Sara Abera (right) on Sunday

The goal of Ivanka & # 39; s goal is to economically empower 50 million women in developing countries by 2025.

Money for the effort will come through USAID, which initially set up a $ 50 million fund with dollars that had already been budgeted.

The President's 2020 budget proposal requires $ 100 million for the initiative, which will also be supported by government programs and private investment.

The White House spending plan would reduce overall funding for diplomacy and development.

Ivanka has made the economic empowerment of women an important part of her portfolio for the White House.

She has made a number of international journeys, focusing on these issues, including Japan and India.

Her trip to Africa follows a five-day tour that Melania Trump made there last year, with a focus on child welfare.

However, Ivanka's efforts could be complicated by the President's remarks after his personal remarks about the & # 39; gaps & # 39; in Africa and other regions & # 39; s were leaked to journalists.