PM Abiy Lays Wreath at a Monument for Fallen Ethiopian Heroes

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Addis Ababa August 26/2019 Starting his two-day state visit to Republic of Korea, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed paid his respects on Monday to the fallen Ethiopian heroes who bravely fought in the Korean War for five wars.

According to Office of the Prime Minister, Premier Abiy has laid a wreath at the Seoul National Cemetery reserved for Ethiopian martyrs.

Ethiopia was the only African nation to send a battalion, which was known Kagnew Shaleka, as part of the United Nations forces in the Korean War in 1951.

The country has sent a total of 6,037 strong soldiers to fight in theKorean War, as part of the United Nations mission.

In the war, 122 Ethiopian soldiers were missed in action, more than 500 left wounded but Ethiopia was the only nation where no soldier surrendered.

Prime Minister Abiy, who is in a state visit to Republic of Korea, has paid visit to the Korea Institute for Science and Technology (KIST).

During his visit, the Premier was briefed on the contribution of science and technology in building Korea’s strong economy.

The current cooperation between Ethiopia and KIST exists with The Ministry of Science and Education as well as Adama Science and Technology University maintain technical cooperation with KIST over the last several years.

Prime Minister Abiy expressed his interest to set up similar institute to KIST in Ethiopia.

Moreover, Abiy also met with members of the Ethiopian community on a reception organized by the Ethiopian Embassy to South Korea.