Project ID: 30883

China expresses interest in establishing Cultural Center in Ethiopia

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Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Ethiopia

Sector

Other social infrastructure and services (Code: 160)

Flow type

Grant

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Representational (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

OOF-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Pipeline: Pledge (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2013

Description

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.

Number of official sources

2

Number of unofficial sources

2

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Cofinanced

No