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Lee new South Korean envoy to Dhaka

Published : 05 Jul 2020 09:53 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 10:22 PM

South Korea’s new ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun has arrived in Dhaka, the embassy said.
Lee, a career diplomat, previously served as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Korea’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2018 to 2020.

He also served as Director-General for International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Seoul from 2016 to 2018.
He also served at Korean embassies in Austria, Morocco, and Hungary and at the Permanent Mission to the UN in New York.
The diplomatic ties between South Korea and Bangladesh was established in December 1973.

Since the opening of the resident embassy of Korea in Dhaka in March 1975, seventeen Ambassadors of Korea have served in Dhaka so far.

Ambassador Lee is the eighteenth.
The embassy said during the past four decades the two countries have enjoyed close ties and strengthened cooperative relations in all areas.

The volume of bilateral trade reached around $1.7 billion last year and around 150 Korean companies are now investing in Bangladesh.

Under the special arrangement between the two countries, more than 10,000 Bangladeshis are working in Korea under the Korea’s Employment Permit System (EPS).