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President Park arrives in Addis Ababa, summit talks set with Ethiopian leader

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박 대통령, 아디스아바바 도착.. 정상회담으로 국빈 방문 일정 시작 Our top story this afternoon... President Park Geun-hye is in Ethiopia -- the first stop of her trip to East Africa. The president has laid out her vision for Ethiopia and Africa -- which she will likely discuss with the country's leaders during summit talks on Thursday. Our Song Ji-sun reports from Addis Ababa. Brothers by blood. That's how President Park referred to Korea's relationship with Ethiopia... upon arriving in the only African country that sent troops to fight in the Korean War in the 1950s. In an interview with The Ethiopian Herald, the country's state-run daily,...Park pledged Korea will stand as Ethiopia’s reliable partner on its path towards growth and development. Ethiopia, boasting economic growth of ten percent last year... is eagerly pushing its Growth and Transformation Plan aimed at mid- to long- term development. Anticipating the country to emerge as Africa's economic powerhouse, Seoul hopes to expand investment in Ethiopia... and help local industries grow. Park listed three pillars of cooperation to develop Korea-Ethiopia relations in a mutually beneficial manner, to grow and learn together. First, through Korea Aid -- a new official development aid program offering health and cultural services on trucks. Seoul will also share its know-how on socio-economic development, which it learned particularly through Korea's Saemaul Undong, a movement of modernizing rural communities. Cultural exchanges will be another key... to deepen understanding between the two countries. "In summit talks with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn... and in a separate session with president Mulatu Teshome... Park will discuss ways to reinforce cooperation in areas ranging from trade and investment... to defense, peacekeeping, and health. Song Ji-sun, Arirang News, Addis Ababa." Visit ‘Arirang News’ Official Pages Facebook(NEWS): http://www.facebook.com/newsarirang Homepage: http://www.arirang.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/arirangtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/arirangworld Instagram: http://instagram.com/arirangworld