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Bangladesh, Nigeria sign MoU on bilateral consultations

| Updated: September 30, 2020 09:50:37


Bangladesh, Nigeria sign MoU on bilateral consultations

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the establishment of bilateral consultations has signed between the foreign ministries of Bangladesh and Nigeria.

Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria Ambassador Mustapha Lawal Sulaiman signed the instrument on behalf of their respective side on a zoom platform on Monday, reports BSS citing a press release.

Both the secretaries expressed hope that the signing of the MoU would enable the two foreign ministries to hold regular consultations in order to review the progress of bilateral relations and contribute to strengthening the bond of friendship between the two countries in future.

Masud, in his statement, stressed on the exploration of the untapped potential in political, economic, cultural and educational areas and proposed to establish meaningful collaborative relationship in this regard.

The foreign secretary mentioned that Bangladesh would like to pursue more trade and investment cooperation with Nigeria – the largest economy of Africa.

He also called for mutual efforts for concluding the pending agreements with Nigeria.

The foreign secretary expressed deep appreciation for the kind gesture of Nigeria for the recent release of a commemorative stamp by the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to mark the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Ambassador Mustapha expressed the hope to work closely with Bangladesh to steer bilateral cooperation between the two friendly countries.

While applauding the impressive and sustained economic growth of Bangladesh, Nigerian Permanent Secretary emphasized on exchange of government and private level visits between the countries.

Both Bangladesh and Nigeria agreed to hold Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) on a regular basis.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria Md. Shameem Ahsan made welcome remarks and conducted the digital event.

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