President Hamid for Bangladesh-Maldives direct air, water link
Publish- March 18, 2021, 09:10 PM
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Update- March 18, 2021, 09:20 PM
President Abdul Hamid on Thursday stressed the need for establishing direct air and water connectivity between Maldives and Bangladesh to further enhance trade and investment ties between the two countries.
He said this while his Maldivian counterpart Ibrahim Mohamed Solih paid a courtesy call at Bangabhaban this evening.
President’s Press Secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting.
Terming tourism a potential sector in Bangladesh and Maldives, the President called upon the investors and businessmen to work together to utilise the existing potentials of the two states.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, President's wife Rashida Khanam and Maldivian First Lady Fazna Ahmed also attended the cultural function followed by dinner.
Bangladesh President hosted the dinner in honour of the Maldivian President who is on a three-day tour to Dhaka to attend the celebrations of Bangladesh’s golden jubilee of independence and birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Praising the Maldivian government's decision to provide free COVID-19 vaccination to Bangladeshi expatriates in Maldives, President Hamid said, "Bangladesh is ready to send more skilled manpower to the Maldives in various professions."
He welcomed Maldivian students to choose Bangladesh for education in field of medical and technology, saying, "Bangladesh has the potential to provide educational opportunities to more students."
Referring to various memoranda of understanding (MoUs) on bilateral issues between Bangladesh and Maldives singed at the Prime Minister's Office, Hamid said the visit of Maldivian President would be a unique milestone to strengthen the existing ties between the two countries.