Chinese PM to arrive Ethiopia today

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Addis Ababa, 4 May 2014 (WIC) - Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang will arrive Ethiopia today for a three-day visit.

“The purpose of the visit is to further enhance existing relations between Ethiopia and China,” Ambassador Dina Mufti, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia said.

He said both Addis Ababa and Beijing were satisfied with their existing ties Ethiopia and China have all-round strategic development relations.

Ethiopia-China diplomatic relations were first established in 1970.

China is one of Ethiopia's main partners in infrastructure development, construction and technology transfer, and represents Ethiopia's number-one investor, followed by India and Turkey.

A high-level Chinese delegation led by Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Liu Yandong visited Ethiopia last November.

According to Turkish press, early this month, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming also visited Ethiopia.