Visiting South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon on Sunday (Jul 14) expressed his country’s desire to take Bangladesh-Korea ties to the next level through stronger collaboration in key areas to bring mutual prosperity.
He highly appreciated Bangladesh’s significant progress over the past years and laid emphasis on cooperation in three major areas -- energy and infrastructure and ICT -- diversifying products to boost Bangladesh’s export beyond the readymade garment industry.
The Korean PM was addressing the Bangladesh-Korea Business Forum with a theme ‘Promoting Business Ties Today: Bringing Mutual Prosperity Tomorrow’ at a city hotel.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) President Sheikh Fazle Fahim and Korea International Trade Association (KITA) CEO and Chairman Young Ju Kim spoke at the Forum jointly organised by KITA and the FBCCI.
Prime Minister’s adviser on private industry and investment Salman F Rahman and business leaders were present, local media reported.