The Ethiopian national carrier Ethiopian Airlines has announced Wednesday that he will visit a visa service for the Chinese authorities in the coming January to visit 35 African countries.
The CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, told Xinhua that because of the great geographical size of China, it was not always practical for Chinese tourists who sought out a number of African countries to get a visa.
"Most embassies of African countries are in Beijing, but China is a big country and some Chinese have no opportunity to go to Beijing to do for visas of countries such as Zimbabwe, Zambia or Nigeria," he said.
Mr. Gebremariam calls on his company's largest airline network in China, including African airlines, the current five destinations nowadays help Chinese and foreign residents live in different parts of the country for direct travels Ethiopia and other places. in Africa without going through Beijing.
Ethiopian nowadays flights from Addis Ababa to Guangzhou and Beijing and three times a week to Chengdu. The Ethiopian carrier also includes daily passengers and cargo vessels to Hong Kong and Shanghai. Shenzhen and Zhengzhou should follow immediately.
He wants to make a platform for visas in Addis Ababa. From five Chinese destinations in Addis Ababa, senators and foreign visitors can "apply a visa in 35 African countries through their embassy in Ethiopia," said Gebremariam.
Fifteen five African countries have signed an agreement with the Ethiopian government for the project of a visa aimed at expanding Chinese investment in Africa.