An Ethiopian Trade and Economic delegation has now left The People's Republic of China after a week-long visit, during which they met Premier Chou En-lai who gave a banquet in their honour.
SCU INT Premier Chou En-lai and other Chinese officials greet Ethiopian Minister Ketema Yifru (2 shots)
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SV & CU Yifru and Chou seated (3 shots)
SV Ethiopian and Chinese delegation seated (4 shots)
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Background: An Ethiopian Trade and Economic delegation has now left The People's Republic of China after a week-long visit, during which they met Premier Chou En-lai who gave a banquet in their honour. The delegation, which was led by Ethiopian Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, H.E. Ketema Yifru, also met Yang Fi and Chen Mu-hua, Minister and Vice Minister respectively of Economic Relations with Foreign Countries, Ho Ying, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Chen Chieh, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade. Talks between the two parties were said to have been 'cordial and friendly'.
SYNOPSIS: In Peking an Ethiopian Economic and Trade delegation was received last Monday by Premier Chou En-lai and other top officials from the Chinese Ministries of Foreign Economic Relations, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade. The delegation was led by H.E. Ketewa Yifru, Ethiopian Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. The Ethiopians spent a week in The People's Republic of China, discussing trade and economic relations between the two countries.
During their visit they also met Chinese Minister for Foreign Economic Relations Fang Yi, and Vice Minister Chen Mu-hua, as well as Ho Ying, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Talks between the two groups were described as 'cordial and friendly'. At a banquet given by the Ethiopians, Minister Ketewa Yifru said his country attached the greatest importance to its relations with China, which, he believed, went much deeper than mere trade or economic relations. Minister Yang Fi said the visit had deepened 'mutual understanding'.