On 02 June 2022, Ambassador Teshome Toga held a virtual discussion with Mr. ZHANG Lihua – Deputy Director-General of Regional Affairs Department of China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), and discussed on strengthening the relationship between Ethiopia and CIDCA.
During the discussion, Ambassador Teshome noted that the two countries have enjoyed strong diplomatic relationship for more than half a century and called on CIDCA to continue its assistance to new and ongoing projects under the development cooperation goals of Ethiopia’s 10 year national development plan and the 8th Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) ministerial conference. And on behalf of the Ethiopian people and government, the Ambassador thanked the Chinese government for all the development and humanitarian assistances provided to the country.
Mr. ZHANG Lihua, on his part noted that China values and places greater importance on the two countries strong bilateral relationship and highlighted on all kinds of development assistances that it had provided to the country since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the two in 1970 and said, will continue to do so.

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