JS body for strengthening economic diplomacy

DHAKA Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign

Affairs Ministry today suggested that the ministry should play a pivotal role

in strengthening the country's economic diplomacy across the world.

The committee made the recommendation at its 7th meeting at the Jatiya

Sangsad Bhaban with the committee chairman Muhammad Faruk Khan in the chair,

said an official handout.

Committee members Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, State Minister for

Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, Golam Faruk Khandker Prince, Nahim Razzaq

and Kazi Nabil Ahmed attended the meeting.

The committee recommended taking steps to issue passport within not more

than 15 days and suggested informing persons concerned about the proper

reason of delay in issuing of passport within appropriate time.

Reports on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's joining of the 74th session of

the United Nations General Assembly and her India visit were presented in the


Different issues, including the prime minister's meeting with top Indian

businessmen during her India visit and her call to the businessmen to invest

in Bangladesh, were also discussed on the occasion.

The committee recommended taking steps to provide cooperation to private

entrepreneurs to build them skilled businessmen.

Foreign Affairs Ministry's Senior Secretary Md Shahidul Haque, Maritime

Affairs Unit Secretary Md Khurshed Alam, officials concerned of the ministry

and Jatiya Sangsad Secretariat were present in the meeting.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)