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Friday, October 31, 2014

President says: Bilateral relationship between Ethiopia, South Korea deepen

President Mulatu Teshome said that the bilateral relationship between Ethiopia and South Korea has been further boosting.
While discussing with departing South Korean Ambassador to Ethiopia Kim Jong Geun yesterday, the President noted the ties between the two countries in economic, social, political and cultural areas have deepen.

The President urged the need to deepen ties in investment and trade to further boost the relationships, according to a high level official who attended the meeting.

The departing ambassador for his part said the bilateral relationship between the two countries is further strengthening.

He noted that 20 South Korean companies are investing in Ethiopia in various areas, including industry and infrastructure development, among others.

According to the Ambassador, South Korea is preparing to provide assistance for construction of the Modjo- Hawassa highway.

After a decade of closure, Ethiopia, which sent 6,000 soldiers to support South Korea during the Korean War, re-opened its Embassy in Seoul last year.

The South Korean government has launched a job-training program for 300 descendants of Korean War veterans in Ethiopia, which expected to further deepen bilateral ties between Korea and Ethiopia.