South Korea’s national day observed in Dhaka
DOT Desk: South Korean Embassy to Bangladesh has hosted a programme in Dhaka to celebrate the National Day of the Republic at a hotel in Dhaka, reportsd BDNews24. Alongside this, the country also celebrated its 46th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Bangladesh. State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak was present as chief guest at the reception. Guests included politicians, officials of the government, representatives of the diplomatic missions in Dhaka, and members of Korean community.
South Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Hu Kang-il welcomed everyone at the event.
Zunaid Ahmed Palak said Bangladesh always values diplomatic relations with South Korea very seriously. The country got South Korea on its side. The friendly relations between the two countries reached a new height with the South Korean President’s visit to Bangladesh this July.
He also said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is leading a digital Bangladesh by 2021. And we have South Korea beside this goal. We believe that this relationship between the two countries will be further strengthened through bilateral development in the future.
Hu Kang-il said Bangladesh has achieved tremendous success in the economy in the last 10 years. I applaud Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s leadership for the development of the country. Under her leadership, we hope that Bangladesh will become a middle-income country within 2041.
He added that the 46th anniversary of our diplomatic relations with Bangladesh is being celebrated. South Korea is the first country to invest in Bangladesh’s readymade garment sector and is still one of them. We are now interested in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). His country will continue to support Bangladesh in promoting trade and investment.
One of Bangladesh’s strong development partners, Korea opened its embassy in Dhaka in early 1975, more than a year after the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1973.
Later, Korean entrepreneurs came to Bangladesh to set up garment factories, many of whom are still active.