Ethiopia, S. Korea sign 5 cooperation agreements to boost cooperation

Source: Xinhua| 2019-08-27 20:52:50|Editor: xuxin
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ADDIS ABABA, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Ethiopia and South Korea have signed five cooperation agreements as part of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's ongoing two-day state visit to Korea.

The five cooperation agreements were signed during the ongoing Ethiopian premier's two-day state visit to South Korea, where Ahmed also on Monday met with the South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

The two leaders also "reached consensus on elevating the Ethiopia-South Korea relations to a strategic partnership. Following the bilateral talks, the two leaders presided over the signing of five agreements," the Ethiopian Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

According to the Ethiopian PM's office, the five cooperation accords that were signed include a memorandum of understanding on mutual waiver of visa requirements for holders of diplomatic passports, memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a joint ministerial commission as well as memorandum of understanding on cooperation relating to standardization, certification, conformity assessment and technical regulation.

Ahmed and Moon also presided the signing of two other memorandum of understandings on environmental cooperation, as well as a loan agreement for the establishment of a center of excellence for Adama Science and Technology university project, the Ethiopian PM's Office said.