Dhaka, Seoul vow deeper ties
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak yesterday vowed to strengthen bilateral economic and trade cooperation between the two countries for mutual benefit.
The two leaders, at a one-hour summit talks at the President's Office in Seoul echoed the motive from their opening remarks while discussing the entire range of bilateral issues.
The Korean president praised Hasina's leadership enabling the country to achieve 6.5 percent economic growth last year despite the global economic turmoil.
“This is a remarkable achievement,” he said.
About 150 Korean companies are operating in Bangladesh creating 100,000 jobs.
“Sheikh Hasina's visit has created a good opportunity to make exchanges on development issues.”
The Korean economy was in bad shape in the 1960s but with the passage of time its economy had overcome the difficulties and now stands on strong footing, added Lee.
Lee said he would convey the contents of Hasina's keynote speech at the 66th ministerial session of ESCAP, to the G-20 meeting to be held in November.
Hasina focused on a quick disbursement of climate fund.