ADDIS ABABA (HAN) May 27.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. Ethiopia and Korea held bilateral discussions on Thursday (May 27th, 2016) attended by the High Level delegation of the two countries at the National Jubilee Palace where they discussed the current relations between the two countries, cooperation agreements and the way forward. During the meeting Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn stated the long standing and excellent relationship between the two countries demonstrates the depth of the ties between them. He said it is commensurate that the relationship between the two countries is not only historical but also on the rise. The Premier also said Korea is one of the leading countries in its development model, adding that Ethiopia considered Korea as a role model in such score.
President Mme Park Geun–hye praised the warm welcome extended to the Korean delegation and hoped that her official visit will be successful as her tour comes along with the celebration of Africa Day. She noted Ethiopia is the only African nation that sent troops to Korea during the Korean War. President Park Geun–hye also congratulated Ethiopia in its success in GTPI. She said the relationship between Korea and Ethiopia is excellent but there is a potential to be tapped further President Park further said the wide range of cooperation agreements signed between the two countries will boost the ties of the two countries in the bilateral and multilateral dimensions. Establishing linkages between the institutions of the two countries will further enhance the bilateral cooperation, she added.