South Korea’s Park Pushes Economic and Political Agenda on Africa Visit

South Korea’s Park Pushes Economic and Political Agenda on Africa Visit
South Korean President Park Geun-hye gives a speech to the African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 27, 2016 (AP photo by Mulugeta Ayene).

Last week, South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrived in Ethiopia, the first stop on her week-long Africa tour that also includes visits to Kenya and Uganda. In an email interview, J. Berkshire Miller, a fellow on Japan for the Pacific Forum CSIS, discussed South Korea’s ties in Africa. WPR: How extensive are South Korea’s political and economic ties in Africa, and what countries are its main partners? J. Berkshire Miller: South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s visit to Africa is meant to underscore her administration’s desire to have a more comprehensive and robust relationship with key states on the continent. As […]

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