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Bangladesh, Kenya agree to establish cooperation in education, IT, agriculture

| Updated: November 23, 2021 20:11:48

Bangladesh, Kenya agree to establish cooperation in education, IT, agriculture

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Chief Administrative Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya Ababu Namwamda agreed to establish cooperation in tourism, IT and agriculture sectors in addition to developing the existing trade and commerce. 

The foreign minister has also proposed that both Bangladesh and Kenya can establish cooperation in the blue economy.

Ababu Namwamda met Dr Momen at State Guest House Padma on Thursday and discussed the issues, reports UNB.

He congratulated the Bangladesh government on the occasion of the celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Bangladesh and termed the events as a very special moment for Bangladesh.

The Chief Administrative Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya was accompanied by the diplomatic officer of Kenyan High Commission in India. 

Namwamda appreciated the efforts maintained by Bangladesh in climate change areas as well as its achievements earned towards attaining Sustainable Development Goals.

The Foreign Minister apprised the Kenyan Chief Secretary about the development march of Bangladesh and the remarkable achievements of Bangladesh in socio-economic areas.

He mentioned that Bangladesh is now a vibrant economy under the prudent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

The Foreign Minister stated that despite the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bangladesh is maintaining robust economic growth.

He said Bangladesh has expertise in the IT & ICT sector and the government is offering various types of digital services to people.

Dr Momen underlined that both countries may cooperate in various areas, including agriculture, defence and IT & ICT.

The Chief Administrative Secretary commended the contribution of Bangladesh peacekeepers at UN Missions across the globe.

He said Bangladesh has great experience in UN peacekeeping and proposed that both countries may share their experiences in the area. 

The Foreign Minister sought the support of Kenya in the Rohingya issue for the safe and dignified repatriation of the displaced Rohingya people to their homeland.

The Chief Administrative Secretary assured Bangladesh of continued support of Kenya on the Rohingya issue.

The Foreign Minister also sought the support of Kenya at the next IMO and Human Rights Councils elections.

The Chief Administrative Secretary invited the Foreign Minister to pay a bilateral visit to Kenya.

He proposed that both countries can celebrate the anniversary of the 50th year of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Kenya in the next year.

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