Ethiopia’s Ambassador Stresses Need for Digitization in Order to Further Africa's Dev't


Addis Ababa ,November 22/2023(ENA)-A delegation led by Ethiopian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Dessie Dalkie took part in the Global Korea Forum 2023 held in in Seoul, the Republic of Korea.

The forum was held under the theme: A New Paradigm for the Korea-Africa Partnership: Science, Technology, and Innovation in focus to promote collaboration in the area.

On the occasion, ambassador Dessie said that the Republic of Korea and Africa have to collaborate in experience sharing in science and technology. 

The ambassador also underlined the need of digitization in order to further Africa's development and growth. 

Hence, he stated that Ethiopia and other African Nations could learn and gain experience from Korea's advancements in ICT and Technology, particularly Artificial Intelligence.

Commissioner of Ethiopia's Civil Service Commission, Mekuria Haile explained about Korea’s best practices in science and technology to highlight the opportunities for cooperation between Africa and the Republic of Korea. 

The commissioner also emphasized that technology transfer from the Republic of Korea to Africa should be Catalyzed by using support programs like Korean Official Development Assistance (ODA).

In his speech, Ambassador Woon-Ki Lyeo, the president of Korea-African Foundation, recalled how Africa, in particular Ethiopia, had supported South Korea during the Korean War and emphasized the need for stronger ties between Africa and the Republic of Korea in areas such as Science and Technology.

The President of Science and Technology Policy Institute of Korea, African Ambassadors in Korea, Korean higher government officials and Researchers were in attendance at the forum, according to Ethiopian Embassy in Seoul.  

Ethiopian News Agency