The South Korean community in Bangladesh will hold "Korean Night 2022" at the backyard of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea on Friday.
The annual event has been suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic and will be resumed for the first time in three years.
This year's programme will be held not only to show the harmony and unity of the South Korean community in Bangladesh, in particular on the occasion of the year-ending season, but also to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Bangladesh in 2023, said a press release from the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.
The South Korean community in Dhaka, in close cooperation with the Korean embassy, has prepared a variety of programmes such as K-pop performances, concert by invited professional South Korean singers, appreciation-award giving, lucky draw and games.
About 500 South Koreans residing in different areas of Bangladesh are expected to participate in the programme.
South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun and leaders of the South Korean community in Bangladesh will deliver congratulatory messages hoping that this event brings harmony and unity not only among the South Korean communities but also among the South Koreans and Bangladeshis.
It will also provide an opportunity for sharing creative ideas on various diplomatic, economic, political, and cultural programmes for the next year when the two countries celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
Besides, the South Korean community will hold a Charity Bazaar for the underprivileged people at Dhaka Korean Church in Bashundhara on Friday (9 December).
Currently, 1,500-2,000 South Koreans reside in Bangladesh, mostly engaging in investment and business activities, in particular in the ready-made garment sector.
South Koreans in Bangladesh, many of whom are long-time residents in the country, have been playing a vital role in developing Bangladeshi human resource, accelerating economic prosperity and strengthening the bilateral relationship between two countries.