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Vol 4 (AAC) No 2

Published 1st December 2010

Seoul’s new strategy

A new five-year aid plan sets out Seoul’s goal of matching its economic strength in the diplomatic arena

South Korea is beginning to take its trade and aid more seriously, and Africa stands to benefit. The Seoul government’s hosting of the G-20 Summit in November again shifted the debate back to the question of trade versus aid. The meeting was intended to signal another shift away from financial assistance to more infrastructure, investment and trade.

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