Health Minister Dr. Lia Tadesse acknowledged that the Chinese and Ethiopian governments have a long history of working together in other fields besides health; and expressed that the old friendship and ties between the two countries will continue to be strengthened, and thanked the health team for its support in providing health services in Ethiopia.
Dr. Song Wongag said that China has been sending medical teams to Ethiopia in different rounds for the past fifty years. He also pointed out that the provision of support services for the trauma center that will be built at the Beijing Hospital will continue to be strengthened.
Dr. Ilubabor Buno, the executive director of the medical service of the Ministry of Health, mentioned that the Chinese health team has been providing extensive services at Tirunesh Beijing Hospital for the past one year; and expressed his appreciation for the members of the health team for their contribution.
Finally, the Minister of Health, Dr. Lia, said that she has great appreciation for the health team for their role of facilitating Ethiopia and China to work in a strong spirit of friendship and partnership. The members of the health team were also given a certificate of appreciation for their contribution.