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President will travel to Africa this month

President Park Geun-hye will travel to Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya later this month to promote Korea’s commitment to African economic growth.

Park will visit Ethiopia from May 25 to May 28, Uganda from May 28 to May 30 and Kenya from May 30 to June 1.

Following the three-nation tour, Park will visit France from June 1 to June 4 to mark the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations with the nation. In France, she will have a summit with French President Francois Hollande.

During her African tour, Park will meet Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of Ethiopia, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya.

In each country, she will also attend business forums and meet with Korean residents living there.

The Blue House said that the “Korea Aid” project, which will launch in the three countries on Park’s arrival, is a new form of official development
assistance program which is intended to offer medical, food and cultural services.

BY SER MYO-JA [ser.myoja@joongang.co.kr]

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