Ethiopian experts and policymakers on Wednesday emphasised that the extraordinary China-Africa summit on solidarity against Covid-19 will elevate solidarity between China and African countries in combating the adverse effects of the pandemic.
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, who took part in the virtual extraordinary China-Africa summit on solidarity against Covid-19 on Wednesday, mainly emphasised the need to strengthen solidarity among African countries and China in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The summit, held via video link, was jointly proposed by China, South Africa, the rotating chair of the African Union (AU), and Senegal, the co-chair of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).
Leaders of African countries, including members of the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government and rotating chairs of major African sub-regional organisations, and the chairperson of the AU Commission, attended the summit.
“Solidarity has been key between China and African countries during these unprecedented times,” the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Office quoted Ahmed as saying during the summit.