Ethiopian, S. Korean Deputy FMs Discuss Bilateral Issues

ADDIS ABABA – State Minister of Foreign Affairs Redwan Hussien, on Friday met with his South Korean counterpart, Kim Wan-Joong, in Addis Ababa

During the meeting, Ambassador Redwan appreciated the longstanding relationship between the two countries, recalling Ethiopia’s contribution of troops to the Korean war under the auspices of the UN.

Redwan called on South Korea to further cement the bilateral ties by encouraging investors to explore investment opportunities in Ethiopia, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).

Deputy Foreign Minister Kim reaffirmed his country’s commitment to closely working with Ethiopia on economic, cultural, and societal issues.

The Deputy FM further pledged to support Ethiopia in various areas, including agriculture, health, and capacity building.

Speaking on the humanitarian truce declared recently, Ambassador Redwan said the decision demonstrated Ethiopia’s unwavering commitment to ensuring peace in the country. He urged South Korea to put pressure on the TPLF to desist from its warring activities in adjacent regions and reciprocate the humanitarian truce with appropriate measures.

Kim Wan-Joong, on his part, said South Korea appreciated peace initiatives that the government of Ethiopia has been taking, reaffirming his country’s readiness to cement ties with Ethiopia, reads MoFA’s statement.

The two sides concluded their meeting by noting the importance of strengthening relationships that consider their keen interest to scale up relations and the historic people-to-people ties.