(Oromiyaa, Finfinne - Â February 17, 2012) - The governments of Ethiopia and China signed here on Friday an agreement providing for the donation of state guest cars valued at 108.4 million Birr to the latter by the former.
According to the agreement, the government of China provided the guest cars consisting of 65 cars and 20 city busses and five buses to its Ethiopian counterparts.
The cars will be used as state guest cars, according to the press statement issued by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.
The agreement was signed by Finance and Economic Development State Minister, Ahmed Shide and Chinese Ambassador, Xie Xiaoyan.
Speaking on the occasion Ahmed said Ethiopia values the donation as a special gift while describing the time in which cars were donated as absolutely right.
He said the donation of the cars was made at a time when dozens of heads of state and governments of African countries were in Addis Ababa to attend the historic inaugural of the new AU Building Complex and the 18th AU Summit.
He said the donation of the vehicles is the manifestation of strengthened relations and cooperation between the two countries.
Ambassador Xie Xiaoyan said on his part that China would further strengthen its bilateral cooperation and relations in the years ahead. (ENA)