Newly-appointed South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun has pledged to make every effort to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries during his tenure in Dhaka.
Ambassador Lee made the pledge while presenting his credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Wednesday.
The South Korean Ambassador said it was a great pleasure to be appointed as the 18th Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in 2020, a very meaningful year in Bangladesh's history.
He emphasized that it was a great honour to have been appointed Ambassador in the centenary year of the birth of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and present the letter of credence to President Abdul Hamid in August, the month of mourning.
Ambassador Lee said that since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1973, Korea and Bangladesh have developed close relations in various fields, including politics, economy, civil society, and culture over the past 47 years.
The two countries in Asia not only share a history built on the peoples’ blood and sweat to withstand colonial rule and achieve independence, but have both made great progress in political democratization and economic development, said the Korean Embassy in Dhaka.