Ethiopia, China should play exemplary role in Africa: Chinese Councilor

Addis Ababa, March  20, 2017 (FBC) - The cooperation between China and Ethiopia should play even more exemplary role to African countries by pushing forward the relationship and friendship between the two countries, China’s State Councilor Yang Jiechi said.

After conferring with the Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn here today, State Councilor Jiechi said he had extensive discussion with the premier to further enhance the strategic partnership between Ethiopia and China.

According to him, the officials discussed various possibilities for cooperation in different areas. “A lot has already been achieved in social and economic areas,” he added.

Mentioning China’s support to Ethiopia in building railway and industrial parks development, Jiechi pointed out that China “will continue to assist in whatever way it can the infrastructural development of the country.”

The state councilor noted that Ethiopia is a very important country in Africa and a strategic partner of China.

“I think Ethiopia’s economy is going from strength to strength and this country actually leads Africa in terms of the speed of economic and social development,” State Councilor Jiechi said.

China and Africa can cooperate in wider areas to promote economic integration, he further pointed out.

Prime Minister Hailemariam said on his part China is a key partner for Ethiopia’s economic growth endeavors.

Ethiopia needs more Chinese support in infrastructural and industrial parks development, he indicated.

Similarly, President Mulatu Teshome also held discussion with the Councilor about ways to further strengthening bilateral and investment ties between the two countries.

Source: ENA

Posted by Amare Asrat