Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to leave for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Monday on a four-day bilateral visit as the two countries eye to elevate their ties to a comprehensive partnership with deeper political engagement.
Sheikh Hasina will visit the UAE at the invitation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and vice-president of the UAE.
Trade, commerce, investment, manpower and cooperation in other potential areas will be discussed during the visit, officials said.
Bangladesh and the UAE already reviewed their relations, especially ahead of Sheikh Hasina’s visit to the Gulf country.
At the state guesthouse Padma, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen will brief the media about the visit at 3pm Sunday.
He held a bilateral meeting with his UAE counterpart Abdullah-bin-Zayed Al Nahyan in Dubai last month and discussed the issues of mutual interest and upcoming visit.
Acknowledging the existing “excellent” ties between Bangladesh and the UAE, they underlined the need to work together in all potential areas for the benefit of the two peoples.
The two sides are discussing ways to enhance air and maritime connectivity, especially establishing direct shipping links between their seaports and introducing direct cargo flights to maintain seamless and uninterrupted supply chains.
They are also willing to explore new contours of collaboration in agriculture, food security, culture, science, innovation and technology – with a focus on ICT, IoT and digitalisation – to elevate their ties to a comprehensive partnership.
Source: United News of Bangladesh