Dhaka, Nov 8 (UNB) - Kazakhstan wants to explore the possibility of access to seaports of Bangladesh as being a land-locked country, they require to be connected to other countries through land and sea routes, says its envoy to Bangladesh.
Ambassador of Kazakhstan based in Islamabad Barlybay Sadykov said this when he met State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam at his office on Thursday.
The Ambassador informed that the Kazakh side will organise a Business Forum Meeting in Dhaka on Bangladesh-Kazakhstan trade and investment in December 2018, said the Foreign Ministry here.
He also said cooperation may be established between Eurasian Economic Union and Bangladesh in order to facilitate trade and economic cooperation.
The State Minister at this point proposed that bilateral trade may be facilitated through Free Trade Regime for Bangladesh under the aegis of Eurasian Economic Union.
The Kazakh Ambassador, who presented his credentials to President Abdul Hamid on Wednesday, also highlighted the importance of creation of Intergovernmental Commission between Bangladesh and Kazakhstan in order to identify and review the broad range of cooperation ranging from trade, economy, and investment to other sectors.
At the outset of the meeting, Shahriar Alam congratulated Ambassador Barlybay Sadykov upon his presentation of Credentials as Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Bangladesh.
He said the multifaceted relations between Bangladesh and Kazakhstan can be further deepened.
Mentioning that Kazakhstan is registering excellent economic growth, the Kazakh Ambassador invited Bangladesh businessmen and entrepreneurs to visit Kazakhstan.
He informed that their government has established Astana International Financial Centre for enhancing trade cooperation and promoting trade.
Bangladesh and Kazakhstan maintain common position on important international and regional issues.
The Kazakh Ambassador extended thanks to Bangladesh for supporting in ASEM.
He also mentioned that Kazakhstan is ready to extend support to Bangladesh candidature and causes in international fora and platforms.
The envoy lauded the role of Bangladesh in the UN peacekeeping operations and mentioned that good cooperation exists between Bangladesh and Kazakhstan on defence area.
He stated that Bangladesh may share its experience in peacekeeping areas with Kazakhstan.
The State Minister lauded the outstanding development that has taken place in Kazakhstan.
He particularly praised Kazakhstan’s contribution to regional peace and stability.
Referring to the connectivity matter, he informed that Bangladesh looks forward to working with Kazakhstan in this regard.
He proposed that the Kazakh government consider opening their Embassy in Dhaka.
The State Minister briefed the Kazakh Ambassador about the tremendous achievement that Bangladesh has made during the last ten years under the leadership of present government.
He underlined the importance of frequent visits of politicians, people and businessmen and also mentioned that Bangladesh and Kazakhstan working together in regional platforms like OIC, CICA and others.