South Korean President Park Geun-hye has arrived in Ethiopia on a 12-day, four-nation tour to Africa and France for boosting bilateral ties.
The trip will also take Park Kenya and Uganda which will enable Korean companies to expand business opportunities and give much-needed boost to Asia's fourth largest economy.
Park was greeted by Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
Park will also hold discussions with Prime Minister Hailemariam and President Mulatu Teshome and deliver a speech at the African Union, the first for a South Korean leader to do so.
Ethiopia and South Korea have longstanding friendship since Ethiopia sent soldiers to fight in the Korean War in the early 1950s as part of United Nations force.
South Korea has supported Ethiopia in many development projects and South Korean government have assisted hundreds of relatives of Ethiopian soldiers who fought in the Korean War.
Source: Yahoo news, FBC