:: Peoples Time Online ::
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon paid tributes to the memories of Liberation War martyrs by placing wreaths at the National Martyrs’ Memorial in Savar on Sunday morning.
After showing tribute to the martyrs, he signed the visitors’ book and planted a sapling.
From the Memorial, the Korean Prime Minister will visit Youngone Hi-tech Sportswear in Savar EPZ and the National Institute of Advanced Nursing Education and Research at Mugdapara in the Dhaka.
Lee arrived in Dhaka on Saturday afternoon on a three-day official visit in Bangladesh seeking greater engagements between the two countries to further strengthen the bilateral relations.
The Korean Premier will hold bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Prime Minister’s office (PMO) at 4.15 pm today.
They are likely to discuss ways of cooperation in the areas of security, trade and investment, people-to-people and cultural exchanges.
The prime ministers will witness the signing of bilateral documents after the talks. Prior to that, they will have a tête-à-tête.
A number of bilateral instruments on trade, investment and cultural fronts are likely to be signed.
Bangladesh will seek Korean investment and innovative solutions to help produce diversified products meeting global requirements, officials said.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Bangladesh Investment Development Authority and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) and a document on cultural exchange programme between Bangladesh and South Korea for the years 2019-2023 are likely to be signed, an official told UNB.
Another MoU on cooperation between the Korea National Diplomatic Academy and Bangladesh’s Foreign Service Academy is also on the table to sign, said the official.
After holding meeting with Sheikh Hasina, the Korean Prime Minister will call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban in the evening.
Before that, he will deliver the keynote speech at Bangladesh-Korea Business Forum to be jointly organised by the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Korea International Trade Association (KITA) at a hotel.
In the evening, he will join a banquet to be hosted by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon.
Before leaving the country on Monday, he will pay homage to the memories of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths on his portrait at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi. Lee will sign visitors’ book there after visiting the museum.
The South Korean Prime Minister is scheduled to leave Dhaka at 11 am by a special flight. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will see off the Korean Prime Minister at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.