President Mulatu Teshome today met with Chairman of the National People’s Congress of China (NPC), Li Zhanshu, at the National Palace.
Li Zhanshu on the occasion said his country would strengthen its support for Ethiopia.
The objective of the visit is to show the solidarity the government and National People’s Congress of China had with the government of Ethiopia and the ruling party EPRDF.
Appreciating the peaceful power transition held recently in Ethiopia, Li said China wants to strengthen its partnership with Ethiopia and support the ongoing economic growth of the country.
Ethiopia is his first visit since his election as Chairman of the National People’s Congress (NPC).
President Mulatu Teshome for his part said Ethiopia attaches special place for its ties with China. Ethiopia is ready to collaborate with China in various, he added.
The visit shows that the relation between the two countries is growing from time to time, the President noted.
He added China’s role was immense in the expansion of infrastructures and economic growth registered in Ethiopia.
According to Office of Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the President finally called on the Chinese government to continue supporting Ethiopia.