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Bangladesh, Oman discuss boosting cooperation

Bangladesh has sought an enhanced cooperation with Oman through tourism and people-to- people contract.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen conveyed it to Omani Undersecretary Sheikh Khalifa Al Harthy who paid a courtesy call on him at the Foreign Service Academy on Thursday and discussed these issues of mutual interest.

They discussed more exchange of visits between the trade bodies and business delegations of the two countries.

They also exchanged views about the new areas of collaboration between the two countries like contract farming, food security, blue economy, shipbuilding, ICT and ITES, climate change and environment.

Bangladesh, Oman discuss boosting cooperation

The Undersecretary apprised the FM about the signing of the visa exemption agreement between the two countries ‘diplomats and officials and added that visa procedures will be simplified for the tourists and visitors as well, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.

The Undersecretary requested the Foreign Minister to look into the issues Omani Airlines Al Salam is facing with regard to increase of frequency.

Regarding the Foreign Minister’s proposal for Omani investment in Bangladesh in the area of ICT, Hi-Tech parks, shipbuilding, tourism in the Exclusive Economic Zone, the Omani leader informed that an investment team from Oman would undertake a visit to Bangladesh to see the opportunities of investment.

Bangladesh, Oman discuss boosting cooperation

He further informed the minister that the both sides already agreed to form a Bangladesh- Oman Business Forum to augment bilateral trade and business between Bangladesh and Oman.

Both the leaders expressed satisfaction at the close cooperation in the UN system and other global bodies especially supporting the cause of the forcibly displaced Myanmar.

Source: United News of Bangladesh