Ethiopia and South Korea need to strengthen business and global partnership, according to South Korean Ambassador to Ethiopia Kang Seokhee.

In an exclusive interview with ENA, the ambassador stated that Ethiopia and Korea are celebrating their 60th strong diplomatic anniversary in 2023.

He added we have a good relationship with Ethiopia; Korea has in particular a strong development partnership with Ethiopia.

During his recent official visit to Ethiopia, South Korea’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Park Jin had fruitful discussion with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and other top government officials about ways of further strengthening the existing relationship, the ambassador recalled.

“So far, the two countries focused on development issues but looking to further strengthen the future. I think we can do more, in particular, we need to focus on business partnership and also global partnership,” Ambassador Seokhee said.

South Korea is working to promote trade and investment expansion in Ethiopia, he stated, noted “we are entering a new level of stage and are upgrading the partnership between Korea and Ethiopia.”

Mentioning that South Korea will be organizing the Korea-Africa Summit next year aimed at fostering relationship with Africa, the ambassador emphasized “Ethiopia has a very important role to play in that regard.”

According to him, Ethiopia receives the largest development partnership support from South Korea.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency

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