Dhaka, Feb 27 (UNB) - Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Ignatov on Wednesday said Russian private sector is interested to invest in joint venture (JV) projects in Bangladesh.
During his meeting with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at the latter's office, the Russian Ambassador assured that his government would continue cooperation with Bangladesh in power, energy, information communication, trade, defence and other areas of mutual importance.
The Foreign Minister sought Russian support in dealing with the Rohingya crisis and the issue was discussed in detail at the meeting, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Russian envoy also expressed his country’s specific interest in importing medicines from Bangladesh and also showed interest in joint venture investment in pharmaceutical sector.
Recalling the support of the Russian Federation in 1971 Liberation War, Foreign Minister Dr Momen expressed gratitude to the Russian people and stressed further enhancing the existing bilateral relations between the two time-tested friendly countries in the days ahead.
He thanked the Russian government for extending support in establishing the Rooppur Nuclear Power Projects and also for the active collaboration in gas field.
Mentioning the investment-friendly environment of Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Dr Momen invited the Russian investors to invest in Bangladesh in different sectors.
On trade issues, he mentioned that in addition to RMG, considering the quality and price the Russian government may import our pharmaceuticals in large scale for the benefit of the two peoples.
Apart from bilateral issues, views on regional and international issues of mutual concern were exchanged during the meeting.
Both sides agreed to maintain cooperation in different multilateral platforms, according to Ministry of Foreign Affairs here.