Bangladesh and ROK renewed the Cultural Exchange Programme between the two Governments for the period 2019-2023 during the visit of the Korean Premier in July 2019. The Embassy maintains strong ties with Korean cultural organizations with active participation in their major events like Seoul Friendship Fair, Itaewon Global Festival, SIWA Bazar, Global Gatherings, Rose Festivals, etc.
Cooperation in Education Sector
At present approximately 1000 Bangladeshi students are studying in different universities all over the ROK at different levels, mostly in science & engineering. They are fully or partially funded by the government of the ROK and in some cases by the respective universities, depending on their respective results. At present, cooperation in the field of education is included in the Cultural Agreement 1979.
Bangladesh Community in the Republic of Korea
Currently, there are more than 19,000 Bangladeshis living in ROK and among them, over 12,000 are EPS workers. Almost 1000 Bangladeshi students are pursuing their masters, Ph.D. and post-doctorate degree in different universities here. Others include professionals and business people. The Embassy engages with them through a series of national, cultural and social events. It often organizes dialogues and seminars with the students to exchanges views with them.