Korean War & UN

We pay tribute to those who died in Korea fighting for freedom and peace.

 

  A country in North East Africa
Location : North Africa
Area : 1,127,127㎢
Capital : Addis Ababa
Political System : Republic
Language : Amharic
Currency : B
National Flower : Meskel


While People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the official name, its former name is Abyssinia which means hybrid. Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south and Sudan to the west border its territory of which more than half consists of high land, about a quarter of its land, where it is cooler and most of Ethiopians live at over 2,000m above the sea level. The people tend to populate higher grounds. Its capital, Addis Ababa, is located in Central Ethiopia and although it is at about 9° latitude and close to the Equator, it has a cool climate, one of the best in the world, because it is 2,400m above sea level.

Forests remain in the southern part of the country, which is believed to be where coffee originated, mainly due to its long rainy season. There used to be lots of wild life including elephants and lions, but the elephants are near extinction because of ivory exports and lions are seldom seen.

Having so many different peoples (about 90 types) living in Ethiopia, it is often called ‘the Museum of Peoples'. Tribal conflicts often cause social unrest. Its social environment has degraded continuously in the last 20 years so much so that the chronic shortage of food supplies has placed about 50% of its people in danger of starvation.

 

Ethiopia established its diplomatic relations with Korea in 1963 and with North Korea in 1975. 6,000 combatants were sent to Korea as part of the 16 nation UN forces during the Korean War. Korean permanent residence was set up in Addis Ababa in December of 1963. Their king visited Korea in May of 1968 and their prime minister in 1998. Some of the agreements signed between the two nations are; Medical Co-operation of 1968, Economic and Scientific Technology of 1992, Peace Corps of 1996, Cultural Co-operation of 1998, and the Sports Exchange of 1999. Its imports amounted to US$ 19,233,000 and its exports to US$ 700,000 in 2000. Their main export goods include coffee and raw cotton while its import goods mainly consisted of tires, tubes, automobiles and polyethylene textile. There were 160 Korean residents in Ethiopia in January of 2002.

 


New Address/Same Location : 93, UN Pyeonghwa-ro, Nam-gu, Busan, 48529, Republic of Korea (New address system has been used in Korea since 2014.)

Old Address : 779, Daeyon 4-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, 608-812, Republic of Korea Phone 82-51-625-0625 Fax 82-51-624-2165