Ethiopian gov't to deepen cooperation with China

Source:Xinhua 2019-04-25

 

ADDIS ABEBA, April 24 (Xinhua) -- The Ethiopian Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday reiterated Ethiopia's "strong commitment" to strengthening its cooperation with China under the Belt and Road Initiative and the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation framework.

The Office of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the remarks in a statement issued on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reiterated the commitment of Ethiopia to deepening the cooperation with China, which is enabling critical moves concerning the Addis Ababa - Djibouti railway, according to the statement.

"The railway project is an early harvest of the Belt and Road Initiative that Ethiopia is part of," the office quoted Ahmed as saying.

The office, which described the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's visit to China as part of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation as "significant," also disclosed that the visit has already witnessed "positive achievements" to the East African country.

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