PM Abiy was received in Seoul by government officials as he began his visit, in which he is set to meet President Moon Jae-in for bilateral talks.
The Ethiopian leader started his visit by meeting Ethiopian’s living in the Republic of Korea, where he called upon them to contribute towards the growth of their home country.
PM Abiy Ahmed arrived in Seoul, Korea for a two day state visit and meeting with President Moon Jae. He was welcomed in an official ceremony by the Government of South Korea. Members of the Ethiopian community in Seoul also warmly welcomed the PM and his delegation. pic.twitter.com/uVyxuEuE3SLoading...
— Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) August 25, 2019
Since his inauguration in April 2018, PM Abiy has introduced sweeping reforms in Ethiopia and also embarked on a major diplomacy drive to boost the country’s relations with her neighbours.
The Prime Minister was in May named as laureate of the 2019 edition of the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for his role in pacifying his country and the Horn of African region.
PM Abiy’s visit to the Republic of Korea is his second to Asia in four months, having visited China in April.
The 43-year-old attended the second Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) forum which was held in Beijing from 25-27 April. He also held talks on the sidelines with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.