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Bangladesh is situated in a geographically critical region where it serves as the corridor between Southwest Asia and Southeast Asia. With an annual average growth rate of 6 per cent over the last decade, it is poised to rise as the next-generation market. In contrast to the widely-held image of it being an underdeveloped country, Bangladesh is growing rapidly as a newly-rising developing country, meeting the Least Developed Country (LDC) graduation criteria in 2018. It also has boundless growth potential with 70 per cent of its 160 million population under age 35.
Since the establishment of diplomatic ties between the Republic of Korea and Bangladesh in 1973, we have been enhancing our cooperation in various fields, such as politics, economy, culture, development cooperation and human exchange. Additionally, more than 200 Korean companies are present in Bangladesh, making the Republic of Korea the largest investor in Bangladesh's garment sector. Their investments in recent years have been diversified into infrastructure, energy and consumer goods, which I am positive would lead to further development of our bilateral cooperation.
The staff of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea will continue our efforts to strengthen Korea-Bangladesh friendship and expand cooperation into diverse areas. We will also make our best endeavor to help and protect Korean citizens residing in, or visiting Bangladesh.
Thank you again for your visit to our Embassy website. I hope you gain useful information on Bangladesh and Bhutan from our website.
With my warmest regards,
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea