China showing a strong faith in Ethiopia
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the relationship between Ethiopia and China is not interchangeable by time
Today, the ministry of foreign affairs Workneh Gebeyehu welcomed the Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi. On the occasion they said the two countries’ relations have passed many difficult times, so it is NOT interchangeable.
In his speech, Dr. Workneh appreciated the policy of China’s non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries and the support to change the lives of the citizens.
He added that Ethiopia is giving high priority for the existing partnership with China, and he also called the Chinese foreign minister to enhance its existing strategic partnership with Ethiopia.
Dr. Workneh said in his speech that Ethiopia is committed to partially or fully privatized companies which are currently governed by the Ethiopian government. So he believes that if the Chinese private companies participate in this change, it will strengthen the relationship and mutual satisfaction between the two countries.
He also expressed thanks for the support of 60 billion US dollars in finance for Africa which was announced by President Xi Jinping in the recent China-Africa Forum.
China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, on the occasion said that “There will not be any policy change due to the current change in Ethiopia, because Ethiopia is a reliable partner.” Instead, the linkage will continue to be strengthened in all sectors, and will be more effective. He said the relationship between the two countries is comprehensive, historical and stable. China continues to strengthen its support to Ethiopia.