Premier, Chinese President hold talks over phone
Addis Ababa, February 25, 2020 (FBC) –Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed held today discussion with Chinese President Xi Jinping by phone.
“I held a fruitful phone conversation with President Xi Jinping on various issues including efforts to contain the spread of COVID19,” the Prime Minister Tweeted
“I am pleased to learn from President Jinping that they will be providing special care and support to Ethiopian students in China.
“I am proud of the work being undertaken by the Chinese Government in this regard and express gratitude for the support to Ethiopians rendered thus far.”
Xi for his part appreciated the fact that Ethiopia has maintained normal contact and exchanges with China in accordance with World Health Organization recommendations.
A total of 311 Ethiopian students are currently studying in 24 universities in Hubei Province (including Wuhan and other cities).
Up till now there has been no case of COVID-19 infection reported, according to Chinese Embassy in Addis Ababa.