ADDIS ABABA-Forieg minister Dr Tedros Adhanom and Chinese Vice minister of commerce Qian Keming Wednesday held discussion to further promote industrialization ,setting up industrial infrastructure in Ethiopia
According to Dr the two countries have agreed to make Ethiopia a manufacturing hub during prime minister Hailemariam’s visit to china last September.
He said the two parties have discussed to expand industrial park and industrial infrastructures in Ethiopia and increase Chinese investment in the area .
During the discussion the Chinese delegation pledged to provide assistance to drought affected people.
The Minister said drought is not exceptional to Ethiopia.It is also common to well developed countries.However ,their strong economic muscles enables them to overcome it without external aid .
“In this regard,if Ethiopia keeps on making progress ,it would be in a position of subsidize farmers or drought affected people without expecting external support.”Strengthening economic corporation has a key role in addressing the challenge,he added.
Vice-Minister Keming said that he held fruitful discussion with the foreign Minister focusing on promoting industrialization and setting up industrial parks in Ethiopia.
Source : Ethiopian Herald