Bangladesh has requested Germany to expedite the visa processing for its students going to the country for under-graduate and post-graduate studies.
Bangladesh has also sought Germany’s support in developing skill sets for creating job opportunities for the hard working people of Bangladesh.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam made the request when Ambassador of Germany to Bangladesh Achim Tröster met him at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.
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Both the countries are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations this year.
The state minister urged the ambassador for enhanced German investment to take advantage of the facilities being created in Special Economic Zones and Hi-Tech parks in Bangladesh.
He requested the envoy to explore ways to increase the volume and content of bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Germany.
Shahriar briefed the German ambassador of the situation arising out of the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals currently sheltered in Bangladesh and sought continued cooperation and support of Germany for an early resolution of the crisis.
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The envoy appreciated Bangladesh’s proactive role in providing shelters as well as humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas. He assured of standing by Bangladesh to help find a durable solution for the Rohingya crisis.
He also mentioned about his recent visit to Bhashan Char and expressed his satisfaction about the infrastructural development as well as all other facilities that are being put in place by the Government of Bangladesh.
During the meeting, different aspects of bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Germany were discussed including trade and investment, technical cooperation, technology transfer, private sector development, new economic opportunities in Bangladesh, maritime connectivity and cooperation in vocational education.
They also exchanged views on the regional and multilateral cooperation between the two countries.
Secretary (West), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Mr. Shabbir Ahmad Chowdhury was present at the meeting.