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China’s New FM Greeted as Old Friend in Ethiopia on First Stop of Africa Tour

Chinese Foreign Minister met with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed at Menelik Palace in Addis Ababa on January 10, 2023. Image via @AbiyAhmedAli

Qin Gang landed in Addis Ababa early Tuesday morning to kick off his first tour of Africa as China’s new Foreign Minister.

Qin spent the morning with his Ethiopian counterpart Demeke Mekonnen at the foreign ministry, where the two later hosted a joint press conference. 

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