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Bangladesh, Georgia discuss potentials in bilateral relations in first foreign office consultation

  • Senior Correspondent, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2017-09-14 02:17:24 BdST

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Bangladesh and Georgia have discussed the potentials of expanding the bilateral relations further as the foreign ministries of the two countries have held their first-ever foreign office consultations in Dhaka.

Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque led the Bangladesh side, and Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia David Jalagania led his side during the discussion on Tuesday.

Both sides noted that the two countries enjoyed “excellent “bilateral relations but the potential to expand the gamut of bilateral relations remains “immense”, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

The foreign secretary briefed Georgia of the regional initiatives taken by Bangladesh to increase the connectivity and proposed to explore multimodal connectivity between Bangladesh and Georgia.

Mutual support in different international bodies was also discussed.

Education, cultural exchange, cooperation in agriculture, Bangladesh’s possible export to Georgia, exchange of trade delegations, investment in tourism were identified to be priority areas.

Both sides also proposed some agreements to strengthen the bilateral relations and mutual engagements further.

Haque also briefed them of the adverse impacts of the climate change on Bangladesh, Bangladesh’s combating the terrorism and extremism and the recent Rohingya crisis.

Visits of high-level delegations like ministers, executives and policy makers and judiciary were considered to be the next course of action, the foreign ministry said.