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S. Korean, Rwandan leaders to step up cooperation in IT sector

(Xinhua)

15:48, November 30, 2011

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- South Korean President Lee Myung-bak met with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame Wednesday to discuss expanding bilateral cooperation in information technology projects, Lee's office said.

During the summit on the sidelines of an international conference on aid effectiveness in the South Korean port city of Busan, Lee called for Kagame's support for South Korean firms tapping into the African country's energy industry and infrastructure-building projects.

Kagame, describing South Korea's IT industry as a role model, said he hopes to turn Rwanda into an IT and economic hub in eastern Africa, according to Cheong Wa Dae.

South Korea's telecommunications giant Korea Telecom (KT) is currently engaged in setting up wireless broadband facilities in the Rwandan capital of Kigali.

Seoul also funds a separate project to build the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Center at the National University of Rwanda.

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