ADDIS ABABA Ethiopia (Xinhua) --
Fan Changlong, Vice Chairman of China’s Central
Military Commission, has agreed with Ethiopian President Mulatu
Teshome and Minister of Defense, Siraj Fegessa, to strengthen
the two countries’ cooperation in the military arena.
relations between China and Ethiopia are currently advancing,
and they have made fruitful exchanges and cooperation through
personnel training, military medical care, frequent high-level
visits, the United Nations peacekeeping and others, said Fan at
his meeting with Mulatu on Tuesday.
He added that China
and Ethiopia have continually enhanced their mutual political
trust, and the friendship between the two peoples has also
fortified over the years.
Noting that China is
Ethiopia’s most important and reliable strategic partner, Mulatu
said the two countries have strong common interests and similar
development model and China’s great development achievements
have provided good reference for Ethiopia.
expressed his country’s keen interest in working with the Asian
country to enhance political trust, boost economic and trade
ties, and push bilateral military relations to a new level.
Fan also visited a
military club in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa and held talks
with Siraj. The two military officials agreed to strengthen
high-level exchanges and cooperation in the military sector.
Fan, who is in
Ethiopia for a three-day official visit, also held working talks
with Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces,