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South Korean PM Lee due on Saturday

  • Published at 07:07 pm July 11th, 2019
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South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon Courtesy: Nikkei

Bangladesh, South Korea are expected to sign a number of bilateral deals

South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka on Saturday on a three-day official visit.

He will visit Bangladesh as the first country of his four-nation tour including Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Qatar, reports BSS.

“Lee’s travel to the four countries is aimed at strengthening diplomatic ties with Central and Southwest Asia and pursuing a balanced diplomacy in the Middle East under Seoul’s diplomatic diversification strategy,” media report said quoting Korean prime minister’s office.

The South Korean premier will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:40pm.

 Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen is expected to receive him at the airport.

Prime Minister Lee will attend a dinner with representatives of Korean community in Dhaka on Saturday at the Hotel InterContinental, his place of residence during the visit.

The Korean premier will start his official visit by paying tributes to the Liberation War heroes by placing wreaths at the National Martyrs’ Memorial in Savar on Sunday morning.

From the memorial, he will visit Youngone Hitech Sportswear in Savar EPZ and the National Institute of Advanced Nursing Education and Research Centre at Mugdapara, Dhaka.

The Korean premier will hold a bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister’s office at 4:15pm on the same day.

A number of deals are expected to be signed between Bangladesh and South Korea.

Before that, Lee will deliver a keynote speech to Bangladesh-Korea Business Forum organized by FBCCI and KITA at the InterContinental Hotel.

After holding a meeting with Sheikh Hasina, the Korean prime minister will call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban.

In the evening, he will join a Banquet dinner to be hosted by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon.

Before leaving Dhaka on Monday, the Korean prime minister will pay homage to the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi.