Geopolitics makes Bangladesh attractive partner to Korea: Envoy
DHAKA, May 12, 2022 (BSS) –
South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-
keun today said his country is becoming a more and more attractive partner to
Bangladesh for “reducing or avoiding” the current global geopolitical risk.
“(Korean) Companies have realized the risks from geopolitical confrontations
and the necessity of diversifying their investment and partners … in this
situation Bangladesh is increasingly becoming an attractive partner for the
Korean companies,” he said.
The envoy was addressing a seminar titled, “50 year of Korea-Bangladesh
Relationship” at Foreign Service Academy that showcased and discussed the
study of Dhaka University (DU) on the past, present and future of the Korea-
Bangladesh relationship in various areas of cooperation.
Foreign minister Dr Ak Abdul Momen spoke as the chief guest while Bangladesh
Ambassador to South Korea Delwar Hossain was present as special guest.
Lee said the current geopolitical situation around the world is posing grave
challenges to all, not only internationally but also regionally and
The consequent disruptions in the global supply chain have put many countries
in difficulties including Korea and Bangladesh while all countries have to
cooperate together more than before to get over the unprecedented current
geopolitical challenges, he said.
“I believe that to some extent the current geopolitical situation is creating
more opportunities than challenges to Korea and Bangladesh for closer
collaboration,” he added.
More than that, the envoy said, Korea and Bangladesh have many commonalities
that could make us natural partners.
The envoy said Korea and Bangladesh also share common values; values of
democracy, market economy and human rights which would form a solid basis of
cooperation toward the future.
Mentioning that Korean new president Yoon Suk Yeol was sworn in just three
days ago, the ambassador said the new administration in Korea would offer a
fresh opportunity for Dhaka and Seoul to open a new chapter of comprehensive
partnership towards the next five decades.
“I would like to assure you of my own commitment to make my utmost to this
end and hope everybody to join in our joint journey towards a better and
promising future relations,” he said adding that Korea and Bangladesh could
chart together a new course of ties in the coming years and decades.