Ethiopia and China have agreed to boost already strong bilateral ties, state affiliated media outlet Fana Television reported on Sunday.
Fana Television reported the agreement to boost bilateral ties was reached during discussions held between Ethiopia’s upper house of parliament, House of Federation Speaker, Adem Farah and the Chinese ambassador to Ethiopia, Zhao Zhiyuan.
Farah hailed the fruitful five decades old economic, social, political and diplomatic ties between the two countries and called for the further boosting of these ties.
He also lauded Chinese assistance in Ethiopia’s own anti-COVID-19 efforts, which Farah said was greatly appreciated by the government and people of Ethiopia.
Ethiopia has as of Sunday afternoon confirmed 133,298 COVID-19 cases and 2,063 COVID-19 related deaths.
Ethiopia, Africa’s second-most populous nation, has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the east African region.
The Chinese government as well as Chinese private firms have given several rounds of COVID-19 medical supplies to Ethiopia to help the east African country fight the spread of the pandemic.
Zhao on his part said Ethiopia-China multifaceted ties have reached a commendable stage and efforts will continue to further enhance the already strong bilateral relations.
Zhao further said his government is committed to boosting support for Ethiopia’s ambitious economic development agenda. Enditem