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Korean PM leaves Dhaka

  • Published at 03:04 pm July 15th, 2019
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South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon Courtesy: Nikkei

Lee Nak-yon left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Tajikistan by a special flight at 11:30am

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon has left, after wrapping up his three-day official visit that aimed to strengthen bilateral ties and trade relations between Dhaka and Seoul.

Lee left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for Tajikistan by a special flight at 11:30am, while Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen saw him off at the airport, reports BSS.

Lee paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi.

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On Sunday, Lee held a bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the prime minister’s office, where Dhaka urged Seoul to consider allowing duty-free market access of all Bangladeshi exports to Korea without any exception.

During the talks, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also urged her visiting South Korean counterpart to engage with Myanmar for an early peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis, saying it posed a threat to regional stability and peace.

The Korean premier assured her that South Korea would do whatever was possible resolve the Rohingya crisis.

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The South Korean prime minister termed Bangladesh a “potential country” with a huge investment opportunity.

Bangladesh and South Korea signed three instruments for bolstering cooperation in the fields of trade and investment, diplomacy and culture between the two countries.

Lee arrived in Dhaka on Saturday as the first destination of his four-nation tour from July 13 to July 21. 

His next three destinations are Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Qatar.