DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Monday said the government is keen to build vibrant relations with Myanmar in the backdrop of its changing political situation.
“Dhaka gives the importance of strengthening relations with Yangon as the country is the first stepping-stone for Bangladesh to build up tie with South East Asia,” she said.
The premier came up with the assertion while talking to the outgoing Ambassador of Myanmar in Bangladesh, U Min Lwin, at Gano Bhaban.
The outgoing Myanmar Ambassador paid a farewell call on the Bangladeshi premier.
After the farewell call, PM’s Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad said, “The prime minister congratulated the envoy for his valuable contribution during his stay in Dhaka in improving the bilateral relations between the two countries.”
During the parley, she emphasized on the need for putting in place a multi-modal regional connectivity, and said easy communication would facilitate boosting regional trade and strengthening cooperation in other areas of economy to alleviate poverty from South Asia.
She also appreciated the assurance of Myanmar President to resume repatriation of his country’s Rohingya refugees living in two camps in Bangladesh for last two decades.
The ruling Awami League Chief urged Myanmar government to remove policy barriers to import more Bangladeshi pharmaceuticals and consider importing Bangladeshi products, including RMG, electronic equipment, jute and jute products and leather goods.
The envoy praised the role and dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for overall development of Bangladesh and regional cooperation.
BDST: 2200 HRS, MAY 14, 2012
Maria Salam, Asst Output Editor
M. Mahbub Alam, Asst Output Editor
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