2018-04-15 08:23:20 BdST

Bangladesh, Tajikistan keen to boost trade ties


Bangladesh and Tajikistan have agreed to work together to take bilateral relations to a new height saying there are ample scopes to expand the current relations encompassing more mutually beneficial issues at the bilateral level.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam met with Foreign Minister of Tajikistan Aslov Sirodjidin Muhridinovich and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations.

Welcoming the state minister to Dushanbe, he hoped that this visit would reinvigorate the current bilateral relations and facilitate the efforts into new avenues and sectors for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

Shahriar Alam recollected his last visit to Dushanbe and the interactions between the prime minister and the Tajik President over the vital issue of global water, said the Foreign Ministry in Dhaka on Saturday.

The state minister briefed him about the recent development achievements and activities of the Government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the graduation from the LDC status.

He also briefed him on the development and the actions taken by Bangladesh for the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar.

They also discussed the important OIC issues and the ways to make this organisation more efficient and successful.

Tajik foreign minister praised the actions and kind gestures of Bangladesh in providing assistance and shelter to the Rohingyas.

He mentioned close contact and understanding between the two countries especially in the international fora and also opined that there were ample of scopes to expand the current relations.

Both of them discussed various agreements which could be concluded between the two countries covering issues like the joint commission, visa waiver, exchange of information and experiences mainly of garments manufacture and export of Tajik cotton and other agricultural products, development of pharmaceutical products using rich Tajik resources and development of tourism.

Tajik Foreign Minister further praised the leadership role of Bangladesh in various international fora and requested for the continued support of Bangladesh in diverse efforts of Tajikistan.

The state minister assured him of our help to Tajikistan in all regional and global fora, reports UNB.

He also reiterated the invitation to participate in the forthcoming OIC CFM to be held in Dhaka in May.

Tajik First Deputy Foreign Minister Zohidi Nizomiddin Shamsiddinzoda also hosted an official dinner in honour of the state minister.

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