Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping for students in the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak.
Mr Abiy said he discussed support for the students with Mr Xi and said he was pleased that China would be "providing special care and support to Ethiopian students".
The prime minister hailed China's efforts in containing coronavirus.
Mr Xi was quoted by Xinhua news agency as saying he appreciates the support African countries have given to China.
He said Africa had "illustrated brotherly friendship" during the coronavirus outbreak.