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Trade, investment get priority as BD, Georgia have consultations

FE Report | September 14, 2017 00:00:00

Bangladesh and Georgia agreed to enhance mutual cooperation in the areas of education, cultural exchange and agriculture and explore opportunities of exports to Georgia.

At the first foreign office consultations (FoC) between the two countries in the city on Tuesday, both sides looked at ways to further strengthen the bilateral relations.

They also identified exchange of trade delegations and investment, especially in the tourism sector, as areas of priority.

Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque led the Bangladesh side while Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia David Jalagani led his country's delegation at the meeting, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.

At the consultations, both sides noted that the two countries have excellent bilateral relations, which can be strengthened further.

Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque told the Georgian team that Bangladesh has taken regional initiatives to increase the connectivity. He also proposed exploring ways for multimodal connectivity between Bangladesh and Georgia.

The meeting also discussed the issue of enhancing mutual coopoeartion among different international bodies, said the press release.

The foreign secretary also briefed the Georgian delegation on the adverse impacts of climate change facing Bangladesh, fight against terrorism and extremism and the recent Rohingya crisis.

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