Ethiopia Foreign Minister Dr.Workneh Gebeyehu welcomed Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister H.E Wang Yi earlier this morning. (January 03)
The State Councilor and Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Wang Yi noted the historic and solid relationship between the peoples and governments of Ethiopia and China.
Mr. Wang said, “Ethio- China relations is unshakeable and unbreakable as it is built upon solid political, economic and social foundations.” He further stressed, “We support the economic reforms Ethiopia is undertaking, Ethiopia continues to be a strategic partner and reliable ally in Africa; friendship and cooperation will continue and there’s no policy change towards Ethiopia.”
Minister Workneh commended the age-old relations #Ethiopia and #China enjoyed that has gradually ascended into a strong win-win situation. He said, “We appreciate China for pursuing consistent and stable foreign policy that has been dependable and practical for our peoples”, adding “the long-standing ties between Ethiopia and China navigates through multifaceted dynamic economic cooperation and engagements on a number of venues.”
Minister Workneh took the opportunity to thank the Government and peoples of China for its endeavor to deepen mutually beneficial cooperation with Ethiopia and its commitment to safeguard common interests of both sides in regional and international venues.
State Councilor and Foreign Minister H.E Wang Yi delivered an invitation from President of China H.E Xi Jinping to Prime Minister Dr. Abiy Ahmed for the 2nd China Belt and Road Initiative to be held in Beijing end of April.
Ethiopia and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations in 1970.According to Ethiopian Foreign Ministry