North Korea medical team arrives in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Review
Mehret Tesfaye
7/23/2009

A medical team of Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) has arrived here on Tuesday to provide voluntary medical service for two years in Ethiopia, the Ministry of Health said.

Public Relations Directorate office of the Ministry told ENA on Wednesday that the 27 member medical team arrived here as per the agreement of Ethiopia and the DPRK to cooperate in the health sector.

State minister of health, Dr. Kebede Worku, welcomed the team upon its arrival at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.

The office said 11 of the team members will be deployed to Oromia State while 10 to Tigray state and the remaining six to South Ethiopia Peoples’ State.

Another voluntary medical team comprising four members will also arrive here in the near future.

Dr. Kebede said the historical relation between the two countries is being strengthened.

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