|Top Chinese political advisor: China to deepen friendship, multi- sector exchanges with Ethiopia|
English.news.cn 2012-01-28 21:13:36
ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- China will deepen its traditional friendship with Ethiopia and promote multi-sector exchange and cooperation between the two countries, visiting top Chinese political advisor Jia Qinglin said here on Saturday.
During his meeting with Ethiopian President Girma Wolde Giorgis, Jia extended the warm greetings and good wishes of Chinese President Hu Jintao to Girma, who in return conveyed his greetings to Hu.
"Since the establishment of diplomatic ties 42 years ago, particularly since the establishment of the all-round cooperative partnership in 2003, China and Ethiopia have had frequent high- level exchanges and deepening political mutual trust, and enjoyed ever closer cooperation in international and regional affairs," said Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.
Girma said the Ethiopia-China friendship is built on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit. Ethiopian people appreciate
Jia arrived here on Friday to pay an official goodwill visit to