Bangladesh and South Korea on Sunday (Jul 14) signed three instruments on strengthening cooperation in the areas of investment, culture and diplomatic training. The instruments were inked after the official talks between the two countries at the Prime Minister’s Office in the city.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her South Korean counterpart Lee Nak-yon witnessed the signing ceremony.
The instruments are a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), and Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), a document on cultural exchange programme between Bangladesh and South Korea for the years 2019-2023, and a MoU on cooperation between the Korea National Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, South Korea and the Foreign Service Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh.
BIDA Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam and KOTRA Chief executive officer Kwon Pyung-Oh signed the first instrument on behalf of their respective sides, while Cultural Affairs Secretary in-charge Dr Md Abu Hena Mostofa Kamal and Vice Foreign Minister of South Korea Lee Tae Ho inked the second instrument.
Principal of Foreign Service Academy Syed Masud Mahmood Khundoker and Vice Foreign Minister of South Korea Lee Tae Ho signed the third instrument on behalf of their respective sides, local media reported.