Parties sign MoU

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Addis Ababa, 11 July 2014 (WIC) - The Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF) and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which would enable them to collaborate in capacity building in the coming five years.

EPRDF Vice Chairperson Demeke Mekonnen and CCP Central Committee Member and Party Secretary General of Beijing with a rank of Deputy Prime Minister, Guo Jinlong, signed the MoU in Addis Ababa on July 10, 2014.

Jinlong said on the occasion that the MoU would enable the parties to mainly consolidate relations between the peoples and governments of the two countries so that they could meet their responsibilities.

It would also help create conducive situation for the party leaders and members wherein they could acquire better experience and capability to serve their countries and peoples, he added.

Moreover the memorandum comprises of a principle that makes the parties focus on agitating the people for development and growth and benefit equally, Jinlong pointed out.

According to him, most of the history and philosophy of the two parties is of similar characteristics and their relationship would further be consolidated.

Strengthening the relationship of the parties would bolster the participation of China in various development works in Ethiopia, he further noted.

Demeke on his part said the MoU would help his party acquire the experience of the Chinese Communist Party with regard to the recruitment of members and enabling them.   

According to ENA, EPRDF and CCP established relations 20 years ago.