25 January 2013

Ethiopia: President Girma Confers With South Korean Parliamentary Delegation

President Girma Woldegiorgis met and held talks on Wednesday (January 23rd) with a South Korean parliamentary delegation led by the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Park Byeong Seug.

President Girma noted Ethiopia had sent its troops to support South Korea during the Korean War in the 1950s and this had laid firm foundation for the excellent relations between Ethiopia and the Republic of South Korea.

He also affirmed the government's commitment to provide support to South Korean investors.

The Deputy Speaker told the President that Samsung and LG, South Korea's largest electronic companies, were interested to invest in Ethiopia and were ready to work in Ethiopia as soon as they got permission and support from the Ethiopian government. He praised the government's support for the industry village being built in Ethiopia by South Korea.

The South Korean delegation also met with the Speaker of the House of Peoples' Representatives, Abadula Gemeda ; Speaker Abadula accepted an invitation from the Deputy Speaker to visit South Korea

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