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Ethiopia calls for more investment from South Korea

Addis Ababa, June 12, 2020 (FBC) – Ethiopia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Gedu Andargachew, held phone talks with his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha.

The two exchanged view on COVID-19 prevention and containment measures, and the role of Korean Investors in Ethiopia.

During the discussion, Gedu congratulated the people and government of Korea for successfully containing the spread of COVID-19 and expressed condolences over the loss of lives due to the pandemic.

The minister further thanked the government of Korea and Korean Private Sector and Civil Society Organizations in assisting Ethiopia’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

He further expressed his hope that the Korean government will favorably consider Ethiopia’s request for debt relief.

Noting this year marks the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, Kang Kyung-wha reiterated that South Korea thankfully remembers the immeasurable contribution of the Ethiopian defense force in building peace in her country.

Noting the global-level danger that the COVID-19 pandemic poses on the lives of people, the Korean Foreign Affairs Minister underscored the importance of cooperation among nations.

She also vowed to encourage investors from her country to get more involved in the Ethiopian economic activities.

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