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Bangladesh President Urges South Korea
to Recruit More Manpower

By Ataur Rahman
Bangladesh Correspondent
Bangladesh President
Zillur Rahman

Bangladesh — Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman urged South Korea to recruit more manpower from here as they could contribute to the economies of both the countries.

The President made the call while outgoing Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Suk Bum Park paid a farewell call on him at Bangabhaban ( President Resident ) today.

During the meeting, the President also sought duty and quota free access of Bangladeshi products to South Korea for reducing trade imbalance between the two countries.

Mentioning Bangladesh greatly values its close and friendly relations with South Korea, President Zillur Rahman expressed his satisfaction at the excellent bilateral relation existing between the two countries.

However, the President observed that there are still ample scopes to further increase the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and South Korea in the sectors of trade and investment, energy, power and mineral resources.

The President also thanked the outgoing ambassador for his significant contribution during his tenure in strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Korean envoy apprised the President that his country has recruited 3000 Bangladeshi manpower and would recruit 5000 more in the next year.

"We will increase the number gradually as the Bangladeshi workers had attained high reputation in Korea for their honesty, hard working nature as well as disciplined lifestyle," he said.

On the trade issue, the ambassador apprised the President that Korea has already reduced 80 percent tariff on many Bangladeshi products and is considering waiving more.

Expressing gratitude to the President for giving support to discharge his duty in Bangladesh, the outgoing ambassador hoped that the bilateral relations will be further strengthened in the days to come.

Concerned secretaries of the President's Office were also 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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