昨日,埃塞俄比亚政府官方主流报纸Herald对中国-埃塞俄比亚双边关系进行了报道。

原文如下:

The economic ties between Ethiopia and China is growing every time with ups in trade and investment volumes. Sources indicates that Ethiopia and China started economic relations about 100 B.C dating back to the Han dynasty of China and the Aksumite empire of Ethiopia. The two countries made official relationship when they opened embassies in their respective capitals beginning from 1972. This relationship has reached a greater level over the last two decades. Currently, the bilateral relations are multifaceted benefiting both sides. Many Chinese companies are engaged in several development projects in Ethiopia. The socio cultural relationship of the two countries is also the other face of these bilateral relations.

China has been working to enhance its bilateral ties with Ethiopia for many years. Ethiopia, located in the Horn of Africa, is its gateway to Africa. This has qualified Ethiopia to be part and parcel of Chinese projects in Africa, including the Belt and Road Initiative. Using their age -old relations, Ethiopia and China has already developed strong win- win situations. The relations between Ethiopia and China have reached to the optimum level and this has a special place in the history of Ethiopian diplomacy.

Ethiopia is among China’s comprehensive strategic cooperation partners in several sectors including the “Belt and Road” initiative. The relationships between Ethiopia and China are far deeper and they have very strong and excellent relationships. This goes in every aspect of our corporation. China and Ethiopia are both leading countries in terms of global economic growth, and Ethiopia has been seeing very fast economic growth.

These times, the economic cooperation based on mutual interest is bearing fruit, a fruit that can contribute to Ethiopia’s growing economy. The various infrastructural developments that are seen throughout the country are good manifestations in this regard. Chinese engineers and professionals together with their Ethiopian counterparts are massively engaged in the ongoing developmental projects of the country.

Despite differences in language, the twosome is able to show the world the other form of language that can be expressed in the form of working together for better future. This mutual understanding irrespective of language and cultural difference is gaining momentum. Using their age old bilateral relationships these two sisterly countries are able to show the works of their hands to the world.

As part of this mutual cooperation and understanding, Chinese people are also showing their commitment and fraternity to Ethiopia in the area of Charity activities. Lately, over three hundred Chinese, who came from different enterprises and organizations, had spent their time in Ethiopia to take part in Ethio-China cultural exchange and charity program.

This cultural exchange and charity program had offered a chance to taste Chinese and Ethiopian cuisine. On the event, Ethiopian song was sung by Chinese musician, and Chinese songs were also performed by Ethiopian singer. Chinese traditional peacock dance was also performed by children who came from Muday Charity Association. What is more, the event has created Ethiopian Wushu Federation to show the talent of its members before invited guests. A photo exhibition that caught the attention of visitors was also the other part of the day. On the event inspiring pictures that are taken by Chinese photographer was displayed to invited guests.

Meanwhile, Chinese medical team had lately provided free health care treatment and educational material support to school children in need at Muday Charity Association. The support by members of the 20th Chinese medical team in Ethiopia had also incorporated food items provision. The support was done in partnership with the Chinese Embassy in Ethiopia and Chinese companies.

Zhao Cheng,Chinese medical team leader and cardiologist, told The Ethiopian Herald that the free health care service provision to students that are found at Muday Charity Association is to enable school children who are drawn from financially insecure families and to help them attend their class effectively and freely . According to Zhao, ten medical team members have provided medical services including mouth, respiratory organ treatments, eyes protection and heart condition checkups.

Zhu Wenqiang, secretary at the Chinese embassy in Ethiopia, for his part said that the support provided to children at Muday Charity Association is part of the Chinese government’s commitment to strengthen its relation with its African friends. “China is still a developing country but we still think it is our obligation to help African friends as much as we can,” he said.

He notes: “We will invite Chinese companies to perform similar community support activities in Ethiopia. It is a great initiative and we will continue doing this in the future.”

译文如下:

随着埃塞俄比亚和中国之间贸易和投资量的增长,两国之间的经济联系日益紧密。有资料显示,埃塞俄比亚和中国的经贸关系开始于公元前约100年,可以追溯到中国的汉代和埃塞俄比亚的阿克苏姆帝国时期。从1972年开始,两国在各自首都互相开设大使馆时正式建立了关系。两国之间的关系在过去二十年里达到了一个新的水平。当前,双边关系是多方面的。许多中国公司都在埃塞俄比亚从事多个开发项目。两国的社会文化关系也是两国关系的另一个方面。

 

多年来,中国一直致力于加强与埃塞俄比亚的双边关系。埃塞俄比亚位于非洲之角,是通往非洲的门户。这使埃塞俄比亚成为中国在非洲的项目的一部分,包括“一带一路”倡议。埃塞俄比亚和中国利用他们的悠久关系已经发展出了强大的双赢局面。埃塞俄比亚同中国的关系达到了最佳水平,双边关系在埃塞俄比亚外交历史上有着特殊的地位。

 

埃塞俄比亚是中国多个领域包括“一带一路”在内的全面战略合作伙伴。埃塞俄比亚与中国的关系源远流长,关系也很牢固。这都体现在中埃两国之间的方方面面。中国和埃塞俄比亚都是全球经济增长的主要国家,埃塞俄比亚的经济增长速度非常快。

 

这些时候,基于共同利益的经济合作正在结出果实,这是一种能够为埃塞俄比亚日益增长的经济做出贡献的果实。在这方面,全国各地各种基础设施建设项目就是最好的体现。中国的工程师和专业人员和埃塞俄比亚的同行们正大量参与国家正在进行的发展项目。

 

尽管语言存在差异,但这两种语言向世界展示了另一种语言–通过共同努力实现更好的未来。这种不介意语言和文化的差异的相互理解,都在不断增强。这两个姐妹国家利用他们的源远流长的双边关系,向世界展示他们手中的成就。

 

作为这一相互合作与理解的一部分,中国人民在慈善活动领域也向埃塞俄比亚展示了他们的承诺和博爱。最近,有300多名来自不同企业和组织的中国人在埃塞俄比亚参加了由“走进埃塞”组织举办的“埃塞俄比亚-中国文化交流与慈善”活动。这个文化交流和慈善活动提供了一个品尝中国和埃塞俄比亚美食的机会。在活动中,由中国音乐家演唱的埃塞俄比亚歌曲,中国歌曲也由埃塞俄比亚歌手演唱。

也有中国传统的孔雀舞,也有来自Muday慈善协会的孩子们表演。

更重要的是,该活动让埃塞俄比亚武术协会在被邀请客人前面展示了其成员精湛的才能。

当天的另一个重要的部分是一个引人入胜的摄影展。在活动中,展示了中国摄影师拍摄的鼓舞人心的主题照片《中国人眼中的埃塞俄比亚》。

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与此同时,中国医疗队最近也向在Muday慈善协会的学生提供免费的医疗诊断,中铁四局支持了学习方面的物资以及食物的供应。这是在埃塞俄比亚的第20批中国医疗队。这一支持是中国驻埃塞俄比亚大使馆和中国公司合作完成的。

中国医疗队队长、心脏病学家赵诚告诉《埃塞俄比亚先驱报》,在Muday慈善协会中发现的免费医疗服务,是为了让那些经济上得不到保障的家庭中正在受到教育的学生,帮助他们有效地、自由地进入他们的课堂。赵表示,10名医疗队成员对他们提供了包括口腔、呼吸器官治疗、眼睛保护和心脏状况检查在内的医疗服务。

中国驻埃塞俄比亚大使馆秘书朱文强表示,中国政府在Muday慈善协会提供的支持也是中国政府承诺加强与非洲朋友的关系的一部分。他说:“中国仍然是一个发展中国家,但我们仍然会尽我们所能帮助非洲朋友,这是我们的义务。”

他指出:“我们将邀请中国企业在埃塞俄比亚开展类似的社区支持活动。这是一个很好的开端,我们将在未来继续这样的活动。”