Bangladesh and the Republic of Korea (ROK) enjoy friendly relations since the establishment of their diplomatic relationship on 18 December 1973. The ROK established its diplomatic mission on 01 March 1975. Bangladesh opened its resident diplomatic mission in Seoul on February 16, 1987. Bangladesh continued to enjoy warm, friendly and active bilateral relations with Republic of Korea, since the diplomatic relations established in 1973. Both the countries have commonality in their history of struggle for independence as they achieved their independence from occupation forces. Again, both the countries struggled and sacrificed to preserve the dignity of their respective mother languages.
Based on the common values, democratic principles, ideals, and goal, Bangladesh-Republic of Korea relations have always been multifaceted. It encompassed political, economic, technological, defence, cultural, human development and other areas. Strengthening of strategic partnership between the two countries thus deserves to take all of these aspects into account. The trend of increased people to people contact continued with ever more number of Koreans visiting Bangladesh and a mentionable number of private sector and government delegations coming to South Korea.