Dhaka, March 11 -- State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Monday said South Korea has turned out to be an important development partner of Bangladesh and sought the expansion of activities under the Korean Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF).

The State Minister made the remarks when South Korean Ambassador Hu Kang-il met him at his office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The South Korean Ambassador highly praised the technical skill of young professionals in Bangladesh who are presently working in assembly plant and research centre of South Korea's electronic giant Samsung.

Shahriar recalled the pioneering role of South Korean companies to develop textile and garment industries in Bangladesh.

He said Korean ...