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Bangladesh seeks ease visa application process, investment from Guatemala

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Published: 16:26, 30 November 2022   Update: 16:27, 30 November 2022
Bangladesh seeks ease visa application process, investment from Guatemala

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Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has proposed to ease the Guatemalan visa application process for Bangladeshi nationals, and explore the possibility to sign a visa waiver agreement for the diplomatic and official passport holders between the two countries.

During a telephone conversation with Guatemala Foreign Minister Mario Adolfo Bucaro Flores, Momen also encouraged investment from Guatemala in Bangladesh.

The Guatemala foreign minister made a telephone call to Momen on Wednesday and discussed various matters of mutual cooperation in the bilateral and multilateral arena.

Guatemala sought Bangladesh’s support as a member of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for the safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee, for Guatemala’s nomination of “Holy Week in Guatemala” to be inscribed on UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Bangladesh assured Guatemala of full support considering the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries.

During the conversation, Momen expressed satisfaction over the ever-growing bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, based on similar values and principles.

He expressed Bangladesh’s willingness to further strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries.

Besides, Flores hoped to develop a much stronger relationship with Bangladesh in the coming days.

Momen also hoped for continuous support from Guatemala in bringing a sustainable and permanent solution to the Rohingya crisis by ensuring the urgent return of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas to their homeland in Myanmar.

Momen also extended an invitation to his Guatemalan counterpart to visit Bangladesh and the Guatemalan foreign minister also invited him to visit Guatemala.

The two foreign ministers also reiterated their commitments to work together on the multilateral front to address global issues like tackling climate change, displacement of people, ensuring sustainable development, among others.