China expresses interest in establishing Cultural Center in Ethiopia
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Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]
Other social infrastructure and services (Code: 160)
In 2013, China expressed interest in setting up a Chinese Cultural Center in Addis Ababa to further strengthen the strengthen cultural relations between the two countries. Ethiopian state Minister of culture, Mulugeta Seid lauded China's use of culture for economic purpose including job creation. Ethiopia said it would support the construction of the center. The two countries signed a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understanding on education, culture, and development cooperation. No official agreements have been signed yet though.According to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Chinese Cultural Center was going to be established 'soon' as of December 2014 (see '中国与埃塞俄比亚关系：南南合作的卓越典范'). As of 2017, it is reported that the construction of the Chinese Cultural Center is still in the negotiation stage.
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