State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has expressed his hope that further close collaboration with South Korea can significantly help towards realizing the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's dream of achieving 'Sonar Bangla' or the Golden Bengal.
He was speaking at a reception marking the National Foundation Day Reception of the Republic of Korea (ROK) as the chief guest on Sunday evening.
He congratulated the ROK Ambassador Park Young-Sik, the Embassy officials as well as the ROK community in Bangladesh. He expressed gratitude for the ROK's recognition of Bangladesh as an independent state at a very early stage of our independence on 12 May 1972.
Shahriar Alam referred to the 50 years of glorious bilateral relations and expressed hope to take this friendship to the next level by creating a more in-depth, all-encompassing collaboration.
He referred to the recent meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and President Yoon Suk Yeol held on the sidelines of the G20 Leaders Summit in India.
The State Minister reiterated the vision of the Prime Minister to achieve a knowledge and technology-based prosperous smart Bangladesh by 2041.
He expressed satisfaction with the steady growth in bilateral trade and investment.