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Foreign Minister of Comoros calls on Dr. Momen

Foreign Minister of Comoros calls on Dr. Momen

Dhaka, 17 November:

Foreign Minister of Comoros Dhoihir Dhoulkamal called on Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. A K Abdul Momen at the State Guest House Padma in yesterday. Foreign Minister of Comoros is visiting Dhaka for participating at 21st Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Council of Ministers and related meetings.

At the outset of the meeting, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh welcomed the Foreign Minister of Comoros to Bangladesh. He expressed thanks to the Foreign Minister of Comoros for the support of Comoros government for the chairship of Bangladesh at Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA). Dr. Momen requested the Comoran side for extending support at the candidature at the IMO and Human Rights Council.

Dr.  Momen mentioned that Bangladesh has achieved remarkable progress in the socio-economic sectors. Bangladesh has maintained robust growth in the economy during the last decade. He also cited the excellent achievement of Bangladesh in agricultural sector. The Foreign Minister mentioned that Bangladesh exports various goods to the African countries including RMG, leather, jute and pharmaceutical products.

The Foreign Minister of Comoros commended the excellent economic performance of Bangladesh. He mentioned that Comoros would consider importing RMG and other products from Bangladesh.

Mentioning that both Bangladesh and Comoros are growing economies, The Comoran Foreign Minister said, both countries may enhance cooperation in trade and economic sectors. He underlined the importance of signing a trade agreement between the two countries. The Comoran Foreign Minister also proposed that the Comoran officials may be trained in natural gas exploration field at Bangladesh institutes.

The Comoran Foreign Minister also showed interest in visiting some pharmaceuticals and garment industries in Bangladesh. Bangladesh side proposed that there may be direct trade of goods like spices and vanilla from Comoros to Bangladesh. It was also agreed that there would be exchanges of visits between business delegations of the two countries. As IORA members States, both countries expressed intention to continue cooperation under the framework of IORA.