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S. Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Yun-Young Meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
By Ataur Rahman
Bangladesh Correspondent
South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Yun-Young (left) calls on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in Dhaka, Bangladesh on March 10, 2013.

DHAKA, March 10, 2013 — South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Yun-Young called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here this morning. Briefing reporters after the call on, PM's Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad said that they discussed issues related to bilateral interests.

Sheikh Hasina said that the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and South Korea have extended over the years, especially in sectors of trade and investment, energy and power, infrastructure development, and education and culture.

The prime minister recalled her successful visit to South Korea in May 2010 when she had bilateral meeting with the Korean president.

Sheikh Hasina also highlighted the grand success of her government in education sector, especially enrollment of primary education.

The prime minister mentioned that Bangladesh benefits from various training and educational programmes under the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

She hoped that more fellowships and scholarships will be considered from the Korean government and non- government organizations.

Sheikh Hasina expressed gratitude for the Korean government's consistent support in human resource development, especially in technical and vocational training programmes.

The prime minister congratulated new President Park Geun-Hye of South Korea, through the envoy, on her assumption of office as the first female president in the history of Korea and hoped that the bilateral ties between the two countries would reach a new height.

Ambassador-At-Large M Ziauddin, PMO Secretary Molla Waheeduzzman and Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad were present on the occasion.



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Mr. Ataur Rahman serves as Bangladesh Correspondent for The Seoul Times. He earned his Master of Commerce degree from Dhaka University in 1985. Mr. Rahman has vast journalistic experience including his stints at "The Daily Janata" and "The Dainik Bangla."

 

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