ICT on agenda at Rwandan visit to South Korea
GOVERNMENTBy BiztechAfrica - Dec. 2, 2011, 7:15 a.m.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has discussed ICT development and trade with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a visit to South Korea this week.
President Kagame is on a three-day visit to Seoul. In bilateral discussions with President Lee Myung-bak, he discussed a wide range of issues including development, infrastructure, trade and investment.
President Lee pledged Korea's support in nurturing skilled human resources in Rwanda through Seoul-funded projects, especially in the area of Information and Communications Technology. President Kagame thanked the Korean President for the continued support Korea provides to Rwanda in areas of agriculture, ICT and Education.
President Kagame also met the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, who commended him on his remarks at the recent High Level Forum on aid effectiveness. The UN Secretary-General said Rwanda continues to inspire other African countries.
Kagame was taken on a tour of the Hyundai Heavy Industries and Automobile Plant based in Ulsan, Seoul, and is also scheduled to visit the Samsung plant and the Korean Internet and Security Agency (KISA) this week.
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