China, Ethiopia agree to boost cooperation in technology

XINHUA 發布於 02月26日12:36

A worker of China Communications Construction Company attended the thanksgiving ceremony of the Meskel Square project in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Feb. 14, 2021. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

China and Ethiopia have agreed to boost cooperation in the technology field, ranging from space technology, traditional medicine, to the development of industrial parks and electronic trading.

ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- China and Ethiopia have agreed to boost cooperation in the technology field, according to the Chinese embassy in Ethiopia on Thursday.

The agreement to boost cooperation in the technology field between the two countries was reached Wednesday during a discussion held between Chinese ambassador to Ethiopia Zhao Zhiyuan and the Ethiopia Minister of Innovation and Technology Abraham Belay.

Photo taken on Feb. 14, 2021 shows the Meskel Square project which is under construction in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

Zhao and Belay had a warm discussion on cooperation in space technology, traditional medicine, development of industrial parks, development of electronic trading as well as modern real estate.

Zhao said that since the establishment of diplomatic ties 50 years ago, China and Ethiopia have witnessed increasingly frequent high-level exchanges and enhanced political mutual trust.

Belay thanked China for its support to Ethiopia in various fields, especially supporting and laying the foundation for Ethiopia to launch its first satellite into space. He hoped to further strengthen cooperation and exchanges in relevant fields with China.

In December 2019, Ethiopia launched its first-ever satellite abbreviated as ETRSS-1 with support from the Chinese government.  ■