B’desh seeks Lithuanian support for resolving Rohingya crisis

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:51, Sep 05,2018 | Updated: 00:52, Sep 05,2018

 
 

A Bangladesh delegation while briefing Lithuanian vice-minister for foreign affairs on the Rohingya crisis sought necessary support with a view to resolving the crisis, a foreign ministry statement said on Tuesday.
Bangladesh delegation led by foreign ministry secretary (bilateral and consular) Kamrul Ahsan sought the support at a foreign office consultations held between Bangladesh and Lithuania on August 31 at Vilnius.
Lithuanian delegation was led by vice-minister of Lithuania foreign ministry Albinas Zananavičius.
Both the delegations agreed that the pending visit of the Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina and visit of Lithuanian prime minister Saulius Skvernelis should be organised soon.
Kamrul Ahsan called for more engagement and investment of the Lithuanian government in Bangladesh. In this respect, he encouraged the Lithuanian businessmen to set up joint ventures in Bangladesh, especially in garment sector.
Both sides discussed the importance of government-to-government contact and institutional cooperation for promoting the economic cooperation.
The Bangladesh side urged the Lithuanian side to ease rules for business visa and the Lithuanian vice-minister assured that they will consider the matter.
Both sides agreed that agreement on cooperation in the field of agriculture and a MoU between Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bangladesh and Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists will be signed soon.

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