Li Changchun, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, made the remarks in a meeting with a five-person delegation led by Ato Redwan Hussien, EPRDF Secretariat Head and a member of the EPRDF executive committee.


Li hailed the steady development of Sino-Ethiopian relations over the years, citing active cooperation in the areas of politics, trade, culture and public health, and close coordination in international affairs.


The China-Ethiopia relationship has set an example for China-Africa and South-South cooperation, Li noted.


Li said the growing ties between the CPC and the EPRDF, both ruling parties, have helped form a solid foundation for the development of relations between China and Ethiopia.


Li expressed his hope that the two parties could further their cooperation and seize the opportunity of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries to do so.


Redwan reiterated that the EPRDF and Ethiopian government attached importance to their ties with China and CPC, saying his party and country wanted to learn from China about poverty alleviation and national development.