Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi held a phone conversation on ways of cementing cooperation against COVID 19 among their respective countries.
During the phone discussion, Gedu extended gratitude to China’s government and private companies for donating medical supplies and protective equipment to African countries including supporting continent’s fight against the virus.
Gedu also appreciated the Chinese people and Government for their successful efforts to curtail the virus.
Recalling the long-standing relations between the two countries, Gedu expressed his optimistic view that China would consider Ethiopia’s request for debt relief.
The Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs, to his part reiterated his Government’s appreciation and gratitude to Ethiopia for standing shoulder to shoulder with China in times of COVID 19 hardships.
According to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Chinese Minister has also expressed his country’s commitment to supporting Africa, including Ethiopia, in mitigating the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.