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Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia Meets with Wang Yi

On January 6, 2014, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia met with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the Prime Minister's Office in Addis Ababa.

Hailemariam expressed that Ethiopia admires China's development. China fully deepening reform and opening up has set an example for Ethiopia. The Ethiopian side highly values relations with China and is ready to unceasingly increase strategic significance of cooperation between the two countries and to deepen bilateral cooperation in the fields of agriculture, manufacturing, renewable energy, railways and tourism.

Wang Yi said that China-Ethiopia relations have set an example for state-to-state relations. China-Ethiopia cooperation is a model for South-South cooperation. China is willing to work with Ethiopia to actively implement the consensus reached between the state leaders of the two countries in order to unceasingly promote bilateral comprehensive cooperative partnership. Both sides should constantly add new strategic contents to bilateral relations, firmly support each other on issues concerning core interests and major concerns and continue to share experience on state governance. Both sides should tap potentials and create circumstances to push for development of practical cooperation in all fields. China will be committed to helping Ethiopia to improve the ability of self-development so as to turn potentials for development into realities.

Hailemariam said that as holding the rotating AU presidency, Ethiopia wishes, on behalf of Africa, to thank China for the long-time and selfless assistance to Africa. Africa is full of potentials for development and is experiencing significant and positive changes. Ethiopia hopes that China will continue to support and help Africa.

Wang Yi expressed, China and Africa are a community of common destiny sharing weal and woe. The four words, namely, "sincerity, real results, affinity and good faith", brought up by President Xi Jinping during his visit to Africa last year, is an important guideline for China to develop relations with Africa in the new era. We will fully implement it in exchanges with Africa in all fields.

Wang Yi as well said that the correct concept of morality and benefit advocated by President Xi Jinping during his visit to Africa has become an important idea for China's foreign exchanges and is also a banner of China's diplomacy. It will undoubtedly make great contributions to China strengthening cooperation with developing countries including Africa.

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