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H.E. Dr. Kassu Yilala visits STEPI-IICC
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On January 20th 2015, National Biotechnology Steering Committee and Task Force of Ethiopia led by H.E. Dr. Kassu Yilala Ashame, former Deputy Prime Minister, visited STEPI-IICC to discuss a way to develop customized science and technology policy in Ethiopia. Minister Counsellor Mesfin Midekssa from the Ethiopian Embassy in the Republic of Korea also participated to support the event.
H.E. Dr. Kassu showed a great interest in developing its biotechnology sector with a greater national support. Dr. Chiung Song, Research Fellow of STEPI and Professor Endashaw Bekele Wordoffa of the committee presented 'Evolution of Korean Science and Technology Policy,' and 'Ethiopia's Biotechnology and its Needs' respectively.

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After the presentations, discussion continued where the committee and STEPI researchers exchanged idea to foster the biotechnology with limited resources. Both sides found that there should be greater lessons from the initial stage of the South Korean development.

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