BEIJING, A senior leader of the Communist Party of China (CPC) said on Monday the CPC is willing to strengthen exchanges with the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF).
Liu Yunshan, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks while meeting with Demeke Mekonnen, EPRDF vice chairman and vice prime minister of Ethiopia.
Hailing the fruitful cooperation between both countries since they forged an all-round cooperative partnership in 2003, Liu said China hopes to work closely with Ethiopia to implement the consensus reached between both state leaders, respect each other and learn from one another, to promote bilateral ties.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the official relationship between the CPC and the EPRDF. Liu said the CPC hopes to share experience with the EPRDF in governance, and make joint efforts to facilitate stronger China-Ethiopia and China-Africa ties.
Applauding the comprehensive substantial cooperation between Ethiopia and China, Demeke Mekonnen said the EPRDF is ready to cement cooperation with the CPC and learn from China’s experience, to push forward stronger bilateral ties.
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