Ethiopian national airline Ethiopian Airlines said on Wednesday that it will provide visa services for Chinese people who want to visit 35 African countries in January.
CEO Tewolde Gebremariam, Xinhua, said that due to the large geographical size of China, some African countries are not always practical for Chinese tourists wishing to visit to get a visa.
"Most of the embassies of African countries are in Beijing, but China is a big country and some Chinese do not have the chance to go to Beijing to apply for a visa from countries like Zimbabwe and Zambia. Or Nigeria," he said.
The Gebremariam company recalled that China has the largest air network and is currently serving with five destinations and has helped Chinese and foreign residents living in different parts of the country travel directly to Ethiopia and other places. In Africa without having to go through Beijing.
Ethiopian now organizes daily flights from Addis Ababa to Guangzhou and Beijing three times a week. The Ethiopian ship also operates daily passenger and cargo flights to Hong Kong and Shanghai. Shenzhen and Zhengzhou should follow soon.
Addis plans to create a platform for visa in Ababa. The five Chinese destinations in Addis Ababa, Gebremariam said, "Chinese and foreign visitors can apply for a visa in 35 African countries from their embassy in Ethiopia."
Thirty-five African countries signed an agreement with the Ethiopian government for a visa project to increase China's investment expectations in Africa.