South Korean PM to visit Bangladesh on July 13

South Korean PM to visit Bangladesh on July 13

Agency News

Dhaka, Jul 12 : South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon will arrive in Dhaka on Saturday on a three-day official visit to strengthen bi-lateral relations and boost business with Bangladesh.

We are expecting that several Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed during the visit, a senior official of the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

According to the schedule, the South Korean premier will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here by a special flight at 1740 hrs while Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen to be there to receive him, Lee starts his four-country visit from Bangladesh on Saturday. Later he will visit Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Qatar in a row, the Daily Star reported.

The Korean Premier will start his official visit by showing tribute to the memories of Liberation War martyrs 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 at Mugdapara in Dhaka.

The Korean Premier will hold meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Prime Minister's office (PMO) at 4.15 pm on the same day.

After the meeting with Sheikh Hasina, the Korean Prime Minister will call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban.

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

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

After the bilateral meeting, numbers 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 organised by FBCCI and KITA at Inter Continental Hotel at noon.

Before leaving the country on Monday, the Korean Prime Minister will pay homage to memories of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at his portrait at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhanmondi.

Foreign minister Abdul Momen will see the Korean Premier off at HSIA at 11 pm when Lee depart Dhaka for Tajikistan by a special flight. (UNI)