S Korean PM arrives, talks with Hasina today
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon arrived in Dhaka on Saturday on a three-day official visit to strengthening bilateral relations and boost business with Bangladesh.
Two memoranda of understanding (MoUs) and a document on cultural exchange programme will be signed between Bangladesh and South Korea during the meeting between Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh
Hasina and Korean Primer Lee Nak today (Sunday).
"Bangladesh will seek Korean investment and innovative solutions to help Bangladesh produce diversified products meeting global requirements," according to a senior official of the Foreign ministry.
Both the Prime Ministers will witness the signing of bilateral documents after the talks. Prior to that, they will have a tete-a-tete. They are likely to discuss ways of cooperation in the areas of security, trade and investment, people-to-people and cultural exchanges.
A memorandum of understanding between Bangladesh Investment Development Authority and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and cooperation between the Korea National Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Korea and the Foreign Service Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be signed between the two countries.
"A document on cultural exchange programme between Bangladesh and South Korea for the years 2019-2023 are likely to be signed," the official added.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen received the South Korean Prime Minister upon his arrival at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a special flight at 5:45pm. Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury and South Korean Ambassador in Dhaka Hu Kang-il were present.
South Korean Prime Minister will meet President Abdul Hamid on Sunday evening at Bangabhaban.
He will deliver the keynote speech at Bangladesh-Korea Business Forum to be jointly organised by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Korea International Trade Association (KITA) at a city hotel today.
In the beginning of his visit, the South Korean Prime Minister will pay tributes to the memories of the Liberation War martyrs by placing wreaths at the National Memorial for Martyrs' in Savar on Sunday morning.
He will also visit YoungoneHitech Sportswear in Savar EPZ and the National Institute of Advanced Nursing Education and Research at Mugdapara in the city.
On Sunday evening, the South Korean Prime Minister will join a banquet to be hosted by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon.
On Monday, he will pay homage to the memories of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths on his portrait at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city. Lee will sign visitors' book there after visiting the museum.
The South Korean Prime Minister is scheduled to leave Dhaka at 11:00am on Monday by a special flight.