Bangladesh and South Korea will work towards elevating bilateral ties to the next level in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, govt officials said on Thursday.
They made the pledge during the Third Foreign Ministry Consultations held at State Guest House Padma in Dhaka, said a press statement.
The two parties also agreed to deepen cooperation in trade and investment, infrastructure development, human resources development, defence, agriculture, fisheries and biotechnology, and regional and global issues of common interest and concern, including global peace and security, climate change, etc.
Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and First Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Korea Choi Jong Kun led their respective delegation at the meeting.
Lauding Bangladesh's development successes including graduation from LDC, Korean vice-minister Choi assured to continue their development cooperation to Bangladesh's priority sectors for rapid socio-economic advancements.
The S Korean official also agreed to extend cooperation in other areas, including capacity building in frontier technology and cyber security, technical and vocational education and training, shipbuilding, and clean energy.
Meanwhile, Foreign Secretary Momen assured to extend all necessary cooperation to further promote Korean investments in Bangladesh.
Both sides agreed to explore high political-level visits to mark the 50th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between the two countries in 2023 along with organizing befitting complementary programmes in each other's capital.
The Bangladeshi delegation also appreciated the Korean government's humanitarian support for the Rohingyas temporarily sheltered in Bangladesh and urged the international community to contribute in bringing a peaceful resolution to the Rohingya crisis.
Besides, Bangladesh assured to continue strong support to all international measures for denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
Both sides also agreed to deepen cooperation in UN peacekeeping and peacebuilding operations as well as green growth initiative, particularly in the development of clean energy and advancement of green technology.