China-Ethiopia relations to see more achievements in 2020

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China-Ethiopia relations to see more achievements in 2020

Chinese ambassador to Ethiopia, Tan Jian has stated that the ties between Ethiopia and China will be historic in 2020. He claims that the ties will be improved, with the realization of more achievements in different projects.

Speaking at a press conference on Friday in Addis Ababa, the Ambassador mentioned achievements experienced in 2019 in different sectors, including in the political, economic, capacity building, health, education, and hi-tech areas.

“Driven by the momentum gathered from the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), and the Belt and road Initiative, notable achievements were achieved in China-Ethiopia relations in 2019,” he said

2019 saw frequent exchanges of high-level visits between China and Ethiopia, including Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s visit to China, that have featured the signing of various bilateral cooperation agreements and fruited steady development of bilateral relations oriented under new circumstances.

According to Tai Juan, 2019 saw Chinese investment in different sectors, including textile, pharmaceuticals, building material, steel, ceramics, and bamboo paper pulp.

China also consolidated its positions as Ethiopia’s largest source of investment and trading partner.

Amongst other areas such as capacity building and education, Ethiopia also launched it’s first satellite into orbit through China’s aid.

“For both China and Ethiopia, 2020 would be a historic year,” Jain said.

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