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BD focuses on $1b trade with Vietnam

Published: November 02, 2017 17:48:06 | Updated: November 11, 2017 10:27:16


Bangladesh Ambassador to Vietnam Samina Naz has met Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and emphasised taking bilateral trade to US$ 1 billion by tapping newer potentials that the two countries may offer to each other.
The Ambassador briefed the Vietnamese Prime Minister on the present status of bilateral relations that the two countries enjoy.
Offering Vietnam to import pharmaceutical and ceramic items alongside other items, the envoy said Vietnam can help Bangladesh in the fields of agriculture, aquaculture and infrastructure materials (clinkers) supply.
Newer cooperation in the fields of telecommunications, IT sectors, and more strengthening relations in the fields of culture, sports and education can also be nurtured, she said.
On behalf of Sheikh Hasina, she invited the Prime Minister of Vietnam to visit Bangladesh on a convenient time next year.
A UNB report said the Vietnamese Prime Minister welcomed the new Bangladesh envoy and assured her of all possible cooperation and assistance from his office in deliberation of her tour of duty in Vietnam.
On the situation faced by Bangladesh on Rohingya issue, the Ambassador brought attention of the Prime Minister to support Bangladesh on its efforts to see the forcibly displaced more than six hundred thousand persons be repatriated to their homeland - Myanmar.
She requested the Prime Minister to join the UN efforts and support Bangladesh to bring this crisis to a resolve.
In reply, the Vietnamese Prime Minister said Vietnam is very much concerned and understands the difficulties being faced by Bangladesh.
The Prime Minister said he would talk to the Myanmar top leaders in the next Asean summit in an attempt to resolve this crisis.

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