China, Ethiopia agree to boost ties


BEIJING: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a phone conversation with Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gedu Andargachew, with both sides agreeing to enhance solidarity and cooperation between China and African countries in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wang said that China and Ethiopia are good friends and partners.
In the fight against COVID-19, China and Ethiopia have been understanding and supporting each other, which has further enhanced their friendship and mutual trust and consolidated the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, Wang said.
Wang stressed that China is ready to work with African friends, including Ethiopia, to implement the outcomes of the Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19.
First, China will continue to provide emergency assistance to African countries in the light of the development of the epidemic, and send medical and health teams to exchange experience with African countries, Wang said.
Second, China will promote the implementation of the outcomes of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Beijing Summit to be more focused on such areas as health care, resumption of work and production and improvement of people’s livelihood, he added – Agencies