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Staff Reporter :
South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon will arrive in Dhaka on Saturday on a three-day official visit to the first country of his four-country visit - Bangladesh, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Qatar- in a row.
Bangladesh will be Lee's first destination as part of

his four-nation tour from July 13 strengthening Seoul's ties with Central Asia and Southwest Asia with a balanced diplomacy in the Middle East. He will visit Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Qatar after visiting Bangladesh.
The South Korean premier will arrive at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport here by a special flight at 5.40 pm. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen to be will receive him, official sources said.
Lee will join a dinner with representative of Korean community in Dhaka on Saturday evening at the Hotel InterContinental, his place of residence during the visit.
The Korean Premier will start his official visit with respect to the memories of Liberation War martyrs by placing wreaths at the National Martyrs' Memorial in Savar on Sunday morning.
From the Memorial, he will visit Youngone Hitech Sportswear in Savar EPZ and the National Institute of Advanced Nursing Education and Research at Mugdapara in Dhaka.
The Korean Premier will hold bilateral meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Prime Minister's office (PMO) at in the afternoon on the same day.
After the bilateral meeting, a number of deals are expected to be signed between Bangladesh and South Korea.
Before that, Lee will deliver a keynote speech to Bangladesh-Korea Business Forum organised by FBCCI and KITA at InterContinental Hotel at noon.
After holding meeting with Sheikh Hasina, the Korean Prime Minister will call on President M Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban.
In the evening, he will join a Banquet dinner hosted by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Hotel Pan Pacific Sonograon.
On Monday, he will pay homage to the memories of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths on his portrait at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi in the city. Lee will sign visitors' book there after visiting the museum.
The South Korean Prime Minister is scheduled to leave Dhaka at 11am on Monday by a special flight. Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will accompany the Korean Prime Minister at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

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