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Top Chinese political advisor: China willing to further boost China- Ethiopia ties


08:04, January 29, 2012

Jia Qinglin, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, hold talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Ato Meles Zenawi in Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, Jan. 28, 2012. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)

ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 28 (Xinhua) -- China is willing to further promote its relationship with Ethiopia to a new level, top Chinese political advisor Jia Qinglin said here on Saturday.

During his meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Ato Meles Zenawi, Jia first extended the warm greetings and good wishes of Chinese President Hu Jintao and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to Meles, who in return conveyed his greetings to Hu and Wen.

"China has always attached great importance to the China- Ethiopia relationship and is willing to promote it to a new level, " said Jia, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), who put forward four proposals to boost cooperation between the two countries.

Firstly, the two sides should maintain the high-level exchange and enhance political mutual trust. Secondly, the two sides should deepen cooperation to achieve mutual development. China will import more goods from Ethiopia and encourage Chinese enterprises with good fame and quality to invest in Ethiopia.

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