President Li Xiaolin Meets with Ethiopian Ambassador to China
On May 14, President Li Xiaolin met with H.E. Mr. Teshome Toga Chanaka, Ambassador of Ethiopia to China.
President Li Xiaolin welcomed Ambassador Toga, who assumed his new office to China, and introduced the people-to-people exchanges conducted by CPAFFC with Ethiopia in recent years, especially in terms of local governments and friendship provinces and cities. President Li said that the CPAFFC will keep further contact with the newly established Ethio-China Friendship Association, comprehensively strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the field of local governments, culture, trade and youth exchanges.
Ambassador Toga thanked Madame Li for meeting him during her tight schedule and highly praised the CPAFFC’s work in promoting people-to-people diplomacy. He said that Ethiopia and China have enjoyed comprehensive and multi-level friendly relations between governments and political parties as well as in culture, education and many other aspects. The Ethiopian Embassy in China is willing to strengthen the coordination and cooperation with the CPAFFC under the framework of Forum on China-Africa Cooperation and the Belt and Road Initiative, to deepen people-to-people and cultural exchanges, expand cooperation between friendship provinces and cities, and continuously enhance mutual understanding between the two peoples, so as to safeguard, consolidate and develop the comprehensive strategic partnership of cooperation between China and Ethiopia.
Mme. Tang Ruimin, Deputy Director General of the Department of Asian & African affairs of the CPAFFC, was present at the meeting.
Photographed by Pei Xingchen