China, Ethiopia pledge to push for progress in bilateral relations

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is kicking off an eight-day visit to Africa. Li arrived in Addis Ababa Sunday, where he held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart. His travels will also take him to Nigeria, Angola and Kenya.

Li Keqiang, who before leaving China acknowledged “growing pains” in China-Africa ties, met with Ethiopian Premier Hailemariam Desalegn and signed a number of trade agreements.

“China and Africa’s destiny is closely linked. We supported each other during the struggle for independence. And in the course of national development, we have always treated each other as equals,” Li said in the capital, Addis Ababa.

“We have forged a relationship of mutual learning in our civilizations and cultures. We have respected each other’s choices in the path of development according to our national conditions, and we are learning from each other,” he said.

“For these reasons, we need to deepen our ties in pursuit of common development,” Li added.

Before leaving China, Li urged Chinese companies to strictly abide by local laws and regulations, hold themselves accountable for the quality of their projects and goods and to consumers, and “shoulder due responsibility” for local communities and the environment, said a news release quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency.  CCTV’s Girum Chala reports from Addis Ababa with more on the first day of Chinese Premier’s visit.

Chinese Premier Li Visits Ethiopia

Chinese Premier Li Visits Ethiopia

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is kicking off an eight-day visit to Africa. Li arrived in Addis Ababa Sunday, where he held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart. His travels will also take him to Nigeria, Angola and Kenya. CCTV's Girum Chala reports from Addis Ababa with more on the first day of Chinese Premier's visit.
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There has been a dramatic increase in China’s investment in Ethiopia. Officials say that is helping fuel the country’s growth. Girum Chala reports with more.

China, Ethiopia pledge to push for progress in bilateral relations

China, Ethiopia pledge to push for progress in bilateral relations

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is kicking off an eight-day visit to Africa. Li arrived in Addis Ababa Sunday, where he held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart.His travels will also take him to Nigeria, Angola and Kenya. CCTV's Girum Chala reports from Addis Ababa with more on the first day of Chinese Premier's visit.
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is kicking off an eight-day tour of Africa. He is expected to make stops in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya. He arrived in Addis Ababa Sunday where he held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart and signed a number of trade agreements. After the talks, both leaders said efforts must be made to further strengthen bilateral relations. Li is expected to deliver an important policy speech at the African Union headquarters on Monday. CCTV’s Maria Galang has more on that part of the story.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Speak at African Union Commission HQ

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to Speak at African Union Commission HQ

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is kicking off an eight-day tour of Africa. He is expected to make stops in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya. He arrived in Addis Ababa Sunday where he held talks with his Ethiopian counterpart and signed a number of trade agreements. After the talks, both leaders said efforts must be made to further strengthen bilateral relations. Li is expected to deliver an important policy speech at the African Union headquarters on Monday. CCTV's Maria Galang has more on that part of the story.
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