South Korea's special presidential envoy for "future strategy" Jang Sung Min on Tuesday paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at the start of his three-day visit to Bangladesh.

Earlier, South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun and Director General (East Asia and Pacific wing) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Toufique Hasan received the envoy at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport upon his arrival.

During his stay, the presidential special envoy of President Yoon Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss ways to strengthen economic ties, promote trade and investment, and explore new areas of cooperation.

He will also meet Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Min, as one of President Yoon's closest advisors, has been playing a key role in establishing Korea's diplomatic and economic policies in the new administration since its inauguration in May 2022.

This visit is expected to serve as an opportunity for Korea and Bangladesh to strengthen their friendship and cooperation and to explore new opportunities for mutual benefit on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries, said the South Korean Embassy in Dhaka.

The envoy is here to explore ways to improve bilateral relations in particular on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations of the two countries this year.

Bangladesh and South Korea are celebrating the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations this year.

Jang has been helping the South Korean President to formulate policies.

Recently, South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun said this year will be momentous in terms of Bangladesh-Korea relations and efforts are underway to further strengthen the relations through joint efforts.

Emphasizing that bilateral trade volume reached an all-time high of $3.4 billion in 2022, Lee said he is committed to developing economic relations between the two countries.

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