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Ethiopia will strengthen relations with China in all areas

Addis Ababa, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The vice president of the ruling Prosperity Party of Ethiopia, Adem Farah, affirmed that they will continue strengthening long-standing cooperative relations with China in all areas.

Farah highlighted China’s status as a solid economic partner in the development of Ethiopia during his talk with the director of the International Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Liu Jianchao, on the sidelines of the “World Majority for Multipolar Order” forum meeting in Russia, Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported.

The Ethiopian authority said that many Chinese companies are actively involved in various Ethiopian sectors and welcomed the CPC’s support in Ethiopia’s quest to become a member of the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arabs Emirates, Iran and recently Ethiopia).

In turn, Liu Jianchao conveyed his warm congratulations to Ethiopia on its recent accession to the BRICS, reaffirmed China’s commitment to strengthening their long-standing relationship and cooperation, and highlighted Ethiopia’s fundamental status as a center of the African Union, and Ethiopia’s crucial role in facilitating Beijing’s cooperation with other African nations. He also expressed interest in strengthening ties between parties, exchange of experiences, training programs, and capacity development initiatives.

Regarding bilateral relations in terms of trade and investment, the Chinese official cited the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway line built in collaboration with the Belt and Road Initiative, as an illustrative example of joint efforts. He also invited the Ethiopian delegation to participate in the China-Africa Forum, scheduled for October 2024.