Ethiopia expects to open its standard gauge railway line linking the capital Addis Ababa with the Red Sea state of Djibouti in October 2016. This project is at the heart of plans to create new manufacturing firms in Ethiopia and to boost trade. The track covers 800 kilometres, and was built by the China Railway Corporation at a cost of $ 3.5 B. Girum Chala takes a ride on the soon-to-be-operating train
Senior Chinese and Ethiopian military officials spoke highly of military ties between the two countries when they met in Beijing Friday. Fan Changlong, vice chairman of the Central Military Commission, met with Samora Yenus, chief of staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, to discuss relations between the two militaries.
Ethiopia has appointed Brhane Gebrekirstos as the next ambassador to the Peoples’ Republic of China.
China takes Ethiopia as the gateway to Africa and more than 80 percent of China’s connections to Africa are being conducted through Ethiopian Airlines, which is playing key role in linking China with Africa.