Ethiopian Deputy PM vows to improve ties with China to new level

Aug 9, 2012 (Xinhua) –Ethiopian Deputy Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said on Wednesday that Ethiopia is willing to promote relationship between Ethiopia and China to a new level.

Speaking at a meeting with He Ping, editor-in-chief of China’s state media Xinhua News Agency, Hailemariam Desalegn thanked China for its contribution to promoting Ethiopia’s social and economic development.

Ethiopia and China have been maintaining good relationship, he said, saying China’s investment has contributed its bit in making Ethiopia one of nations that have witnessed fastest economic growth in the past several years.

Ethiopia hopes to learn from China’s experiences in economic development and expects more involvement of Chinese enterprises in the improvement of infrastructure to realize mutual benefits, said Hailemariam Desalegn who is also the minister of foreign affairs.

He also thanked Xinhua for making accurate, objective and positive news coverage on Ethiopia’s social and economic progress.

He Ping said in the times of multipolarization, there is an increased need of voices from developing nations, and Xinhua is willing to work with Ethiopian media to present Ethiopia’s social and economic improvement to China and the world, and to deepen understanding between peoples of the two nations.