Foreign Affairs State Minister Mesganu Confers with Korean Counterpart

Addis Ababa: Foreign Affairs State Minister Mesganu Arga and Korea Political Affairs Deputy Minister Chung Byung-Won have held talks on bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual concern today.

The officials discussed the first-ever Korea-Africa Summit to be held this coming June, economic cooperation, trade and people-to-people relations, among other things, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Speaking about the upcoming summit, State Minister Mesganu said the occasion will provide opportunities to review and further strengthen the already existing symbolic Ethio-Korea diplomatic ties.Mesganu also said the symbolic relation must be transformed into visible, practical development achievements, trade, investment, and overall enhanced economic cooperation.

Deputy Minister Chung Byung-Won also stressed the need for more practical steps towards making the special relation of the two countries yield practical economic development. He said that the upcoming summit will provide opportunities to formulat
e win-win partnerships with African countries, scale up the bilateral relations into long-term strategic partnerships and usher in a substantial practical development cooperation.

Chung Byung-Won finally called on the Ethiopian side to come up with necessary frameworks in various areas of cooperation to be signed during the summit in order to achieve those practical strides in bilateral relations

Source: Ethiopian News Agency