From Dec. 16 to Dec. 31, 2014, Vice President Yan Bin visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on invitation and the visit was productive.
During the visit, Mr. Yan attended the opening ceremony of Confucius Institute at Addis Ababa University and had 12 talks which involved Mr. Abadula Gemeda, Speaker of the House of People's Representatives, Mr. Xie Xiaoyan, Chinese ambassador to Ethiopia, and Mr. Wondwossen Kiflu, State Minister of Ethiopina Ministry of Education, some Ethiopian officials, 3 presidents of universities, representatives from 7 enterprises, and Chinese teachers and volunteers.
The achievements of the visit included signing cooperation agreement with Addis Ababa University, promoting further cooperation with Ethiopian higher education institutes, and having more knowledge on Ethiopian vocational education, training schools and talent needs of Chinese enterprises in Ethiopia
During the talks, cooperation proposals were put forward by Ethiopian Ministry of Education, officials of universities and Chinese teachers in Ethiopia, which helped further cooperation in future.
Having more knowledge on talent needs of Ethiopia is helpful for Ethiopian universities, Ethiopian vocational education and training schools, and two Confucius institutes established by TUTE to work with Chinese enterprises in Ethiopia together, for Confucius institutes to explore new fields and for TUTE to provide better education to international students.