H.E. Dessie Dalkie, Ethiopian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea

The delegation led by the H.E. Dessie Dalkie, Ethiopian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, participated in the 2023 KOAFEC (Korea –Africa Economic Cooperation) Conference with the theme “Beyond Partnership, Towards Co-Prosperity “which took place in Busan, Republic of Korea.

In his opening remark, AfDB (Africa Development Bank) President Akinwumi Adesina praised Ethiopia for making efforts that enable the country to increase wheat production and underlined that Ethiopia’s ability to boost wheat production, particularly from 2018 and 2022 is a testament to the ability of African nations to ensure food security on their own and that other countries should follow Africa Ethiopia as an example.

During the conference, Ambassador Dessie Dalkie explained that the Green Legacy Initiative, which Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched to combat climate change and environmental degradation, was successfully implemented over the recent years by planting 32 billion seedlings until this year. The Ambassador added that Ethiopia is also trying to switch to renewable energy sources.

The Ambassador also underlined that other nations and the global community must offer additional support, including financial aid, for our country’s ongoing green legacy initiative and transformation effort to renewable energy sources.

Ambassador Dessie Dalkie held discussions with Mr. Byounghwan Kim, first vice Minister of Economy and Finance, and Mr. Hong Soon Young, Vice President of the Export-Import Bank of Korea, on the area of cooperation alongside 2023 KOAFEC, in Busan, the Republic of Korea.

Source : Ethiopian Embassy in Seoul, the Republic of Korea