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South Korean President in Ethiopia for economic cooperation talks

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July 9, 2011

Ethiopia is one of the 16 nations that sent combat troops as part of U.N. forces to help South Korea repel invading North Korean troops during the 1950-53 Korean War. A total of 3,520 Ethiopian troops were dispatched, with 121 of them killed and 535 injured.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of Ethiopia’s participation in the war.

Lee, the first South Korean president to visit Ethiopia, plans to lay a wreath at the Korean War Memorial and meet with Korean War veterans on Saturday. Lee also plans to visit two villages on Saturday and Sunday to do volunteer work there in a symbolic gesture of repaying Ethiopia.

Friday will be spent on summit talks with Zenawi, officials said.

The two leaders plan to discuss ways to increase cooperation in projects where South Korea can share its development experience, as well as in green growth, agriculture, trade and resources, officials said.

Lee’s trip also includes a speech at Addis Ababa University, a forum with business leaders of the two nations, visits to hospitals, a meeting with Korean volunteer workers and a workshop on sharing Korea’s development experience.

Ethiopia is the last leg of Lee’s three-nation African tour that earlier took him to South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Lee is scheduled to return home on Monday. (Yonhap News)

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4 comments on “South Korean President in Ethiopia for economic cooperation talks

  1. Presidents of major industrialized countries are queuing up to come to the new Ethiopia. yesterday it was the French president, today we have the korean leader and the British foreign secretary. Recently, the US secretary of state was in Ethiopian. And Ethiopian peace keeping forces are on their way to Abeyi to prevent an all out war between the North and South Sudan. Ethiopia has come a long way and it is slowly but surely marching towards the apex. Thanks to the TPLF, the country is traveling at a galloping speed, clearing useless debris and dead woods on its path. Shabiya and its Ethiopian stooges must be raging with anger. BRAVO PM MELES.

  2. Belai,

    I think you wanted to say this: And Ethiopian peace keeping forces are on their way to Abeyi to rekindle an all out war between the North and South Sudan. Ethiopia has come a long way and it is slowly but surely dscedning towards the vortex. Thanks to the TPLF, the country is crumbling at a galloping speed, creating useless debris and dead woods on its path. Shabiya and its Ethiopian stooges must be raging with rapture. BRAVO PM MELES.

  3. WOW! Bravo Solac, what a beautiful echo.

    A blind follower as usual. Your purpose in this world is to simply occupy volume — a waste of space. Anyways, we will keep working, you go and drink your coffee with butter( get my drift).

  4. ስም ከመቃብር በላይ ይኖራል ይባላል::
    ሀይለስላሴ የኢትዮጵያ ወታደሮችን ወደ ኮርያ በመላካቸው ለሳቸው ብቻ ሳይሆን ለኢትዮጵያ ዝናን አትርፈዋል::
    የአሁኑቹ ሰዎች ከዚህ ሊማሩ ይገባል

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