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Bangladesh urges Uzbekistan to establish direct air connectivity

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Published: 01:22, 12 June 2024  
Bangladesh urges Uzbekistan to establish direct air connectivity

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Bangladesh urged Uzbekistan to establish Uzbek Diplomatic Mission in Dhaka and to establish direct air connectivity between the two countries to intensify business and investment engagements.

The connectivity will also bring tangible results in the fields of culture, tourism and people to people contact.

These were discussed in the third round of Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between Bangladesh and Uzbekistan held on Tuesday at Tashkent, reports BSS.

Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and Uzbekistan First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Bakhromjon Aloyev led their respective sides at the FOC.

Highlighting the historical, cultural and spiritual ties shared by the people of Bangladesh and Uzbekistan, Foreign Secretary emphasized on the broadening of the horizon of cooperation, accommodating new areas, such as education, employment and capacity building.

The First Deputy Minister of Uzbekistan expressed his readiness to work together on the issues raised by the Foreign Secretary in order to inject new momentum into the bilateral cooperation.

He conveyed his government’s determination and commitments to fostering deeper and outcome oriented collaborations with Bangladesh.

Aloyev appreciated Bangladesh’s active involvement in the international stage on the issues of global and regional significance and both sides shared their perspectives on the situations in Myanmar, Russia-Ukraine war and the ongoing crisis in Gaza.

Additional Foreign Secretary Shah Ahmed Shafi and Bangladesh Ambassador to Uzbekistan Mohammad Monirul Islam also participated in the FOC as members of the Bangladesh delegation.

The whole spectrum of bilateral cooperation between the two countries was discussed during the Consultations.

Both sides particularly emphasized on the exchange of high level political visits for further strengthening bilateral relations.

Both sides urged to establish more business links and undertake joint ventures in the field of textile, pharmaceutical and agricultural products amongst others.

They emphasized people to people contact through tourism and cultural cooperation.

Masud also paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan and handed over a letter from Foreign Minister of Bangladesh addressed to the Uzbek Foreign Minister inviting him to visit Bangladesh.

The Uzbek Foreign Minister also stressed on the importance of exchange of high-level visits between the countries.

Following the Foreign Office Consultations, a MoU between the Foreign Service Academy of Bangladesh and the Diplomatic Academy of the University of World Economy and Diplomacy of Uzbekistan was signed.

Both sides have agreed to hold the next round of Foreign Office Consultations in Bangladesh at a mutually convenient time.