— Ethiopia has been playing a leading role in bringing peace and stability to South Sudan, according to the Vice President of South Sudan.

South Sudan’s Vice President James Wani Igga met Monday with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom to brief him on the status of the peace process in South Sudan after the establishment of the transitional government. (Ethiopian News Agency/ENA)

— Bahir Dar University in Ethiopia is set to launch Chinese language training in a regular program as of next Ethiopian academic year. The university taught the language in a non-regular program for the past two years.

Dr Matebe Tefera, vice president of the university, said preparations have been finalized to start teaching the language in a regular program beginning 2009 EC. (Fana Broadcasting Corporate/FBC)

— The Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy of South Korea announced that it would send an on-site inspection team to Ethiopia.

The team, which is scheduled to stay in Ethiopia from June 19 to 25, includes personnel from the ministry, the Korea Electric Power Corporation, the Korea Electric Power Research Institute, the Korea Energy Management Corporation and the Korea New & Renewable Energy Center.

The purpose of the team is to come up with a business model before setting up a local town that is self-sufficient in terms of energy. (Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation/EBC)

— A five-year project which help to improve quality of health service in the country was launched in Adama town on Saturday.

The 25 million U.S. dollars project will be implemented jointly by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Ministry of Health (MoH) of Ethiopia and regional health bureaus. (Fana Broadcasting Corporate/FBC) Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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