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PM seeks Sri Lankan investment in Bangladesh tourism sector

Published: 18:05, 10 June 2024

PM seeks Sri Lankan investment in Bangladesh tourism sector

SAT Desk
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday sought Sri Lankan investment in Bangladesh's tourism sector for the mutual benefit of the two friendly countries.
She made the appeal at a courtesy meeting with President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi in the morning.
"A discussion on how Sri Lankan investment can come to Bangladesh in its tourism sector was held as Sri Lanka is much ahead in the tourism sector," Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud told a news briefing after the meeting.
The two leaders also had a detailed discussion on mutual cooperation in agriculture and maritime sectors, he said. "The meeting was just a courtesy call-on. But, the entire gamut of bilateral relations was discussed elaborately," he added.
The Sri Lankan president thanked the Bangladesh premier for helping his country financially in this critical time.
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Sheikh Hasina invited the Sri Lankan president to visit Bangladesh.
In reply, Wickremesinghe said that he has a desire to visit Bangladesh, but the election in his country is ahead.
Senior Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and the prime minister's Press Secretary M Nayeemul Islam Khan were present at the briefing.Meanwhile, Indian Union Cabinet Minister and former External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Monday paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her Place of Residence in New Delhi.
"Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina and Jaishankar discussed in detail the bilateral relations between the two friendly countries," Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud briefed the newsmen after the meeting.
They expressed their desire to elevate the relations further in the days to come, he said.
The Bangladesh premier congratulated Jaishankar for becoming an Indian minister and invited him to visit Dhaka. The Indian minister said the relations between the two countries have reached a new height.
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"We, the two countries are working to elevate and spread the relations further," Hasan quoted Jaishankar as saying.
Senior Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and prime minister's Press Secretary M Nayeemul Islam Khan were present during the briefing.
 

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