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Bangladesh-Singapore pledges to build closer ties

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The Foreign Ministers of the two countries reiterated their commitment to intensify and accelerate bilateral cooperation on the golden jubilee of establishing Bangladesh-Singapore diplomatic relations. A foreign ministerial-level diplomatic meeting was held between the two countries in Singapore.

Foreign Minister at a meeting of foreign ministers of the two countries held in Singapore on Monday 18 April. AK Abdul Momen and Foreign Minister of Singapore. Vivian Balakrishnan expressed this commitment. During the hour-long meeting, they discussed important bilateral, regional and global issues.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Singapore on behalf of Bangladesh at the meeting. Touhidul Islam, Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (South-East Asia) said. High Commission officials including Nazmul Huda, Director (Foreign Minister's Office) were present.

The Singaporean government was represented by Gilbert Oh, Director General of the South Asia Wing of the Foreign Ministry and Derek Loh, Singapore's High Commissioner to Bangladesh.

During the meeting, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh sought the assistance of the Government of Singapore in resolving the Rohingya issue, maintaining international pressure on Myanmar and expediting Bangladesh's inclusion in the ASEAN Forum as a Sectoral Dialogue Partner. In this context, the Foreign Minister of Singapore expressed his government's unwavering support in both cases.

Recently, the National University of Singapore launched a special award in the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Foreign Minister for the decision. Momen expressed his gratitude to the Government and the people of Singapore.

This is the first ministerial meeting of the Bangladesh government with Singapore since the onset of the Corona pandemic. At present, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh is on a three-day official visit to Singapore at the invitation of the Government of Singapore.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Singapore, the negotiations on an expeditious Free Trade Agreement for the expansion of trade and investment were concluded and the agreement was signed. , Discussed in detail bilateral issues including increasing exports of agricultural products of Bangladesh to Singapore, continuing mutual cooperation in achieving sustainable development goals by tackling the effects of climate change, creation of new jobs for Bangladeshi workers in Singapore, protection of minimum wage and protection of interests.

Foreign Minister of Singapore. Vivian Balakrishnan assured Bangladesh of the full cooperation of the Singaporean government in all these matters. He also expressed his desire to visit Bangladesh soon.

This is the first ministerial meeting of the Bangladesh government with Singapore since the onset of the Corona pandemic. At present, the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh is on a three-day official visit to Singapore at the invitation of the Government of Singapore. The Foreign Minister of Singapore also expressed his desire to visit Bangladesh soon.

 
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