PM seeks Sri Lankan investment in Bangladesh tourism sector

NEW DELHI, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today sought Sri Lankan investment in Bangladesh's tourism sector for mutual benefits of the two friendly countries. She made the appeal at a courtesy meeting with President of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe at her Place of Residence here this morning. "A discussion on how Sri Lankan investment can come to Bangladesh in its tourism sector was held as Sri Lanka is much ahead in tourism sector," Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud told a news briefing after the meeting. The two leaders also had a detailed discussion on mutual cooperation in agriculture and maritime sectors, he said. "The meeting was just a courtesy call-on. But, the entire gamut of bilateral relations was discussed elaborately," he added. The Sri Lankan president thanked the Bangladesh premier to help his country financially in their critical time. Sheikh Hasina invited the Sri Lankan president to visit Bangladesh. In reply, Wickremesinghe said that he has a desire to visit Bangladesh, but the electi on in his country is ahead. Senior Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen and PM's Press Secretary M Nayeemul Islam Khan were present at the briefing. Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha