South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Yun Young called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office on Sunday.
They discussed issues related to bilateral
interests, Hasina’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad told reporters after the
He said the Prime Minister maintained that the relations between
Bangladesh and South Korea have flourished over the years, especially in trade
and investment, energy and power, infrastructure development, education and
She recalled her successful visit to South Korea in May 2010
when she met former President Lee Myung-Bak.
Hasina also highlighted the
success of her government in the education sector, especially the rise in
enrolment at the primary level.
The Prime Minister mentioned that
Bangladesh benefited from training and educational programmes under the Korean
International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
She hoped that more fellowships
and scholarships would be provided by the Korean government and non-government
Hasina also congratulated the new President of South
Korea, Park Geun-hye, through the South Korean envoy, on her assumption of
office as the first female president in the history of Korea.
expressed the hope that the ties between the two countries would reach new