Meeting between Turkish president Erdogan and Bangladesh foreign minister

Special Correspondent,, Dhaka
Meeting between Turkish president Erdogan and Bangladesh foreign minister

Meeting between Turkish president Erdogan and Bangladesh foreign minister

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Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dr. AK Abdul Momen held a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The meeting was held on Wednesday (September 16).

Held in a warm and cordial atmosphere, the meeting focused on new initiatives in the exchange of commercial goods, sending more delegations and participating in fairs and exhibitions. They described the ongoing cooperation in education, culture and the military as strong. During the discussion both expressed satisfaction over the existing friendly relations.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to attend the D-8 summit in Dhaka early next year. In this context, he emphasized on the expansion of D-8 by adding new member states. He made specific proposals, emphasizing the importance of enhancing trade relations between the two countries. This includes investing in new products, textiles, medicines and other sectors, avoiding existing tariff barriers. He also hoped that necessary steps would be taken to ensure participation in trade fairs in both the countries. The President of Turkey proposed to allocate the necessary land for the construction of a modern hospital in Bangladesh with the financial assistance of Turkey.

The President of Turkey highly praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for providing shelter to the persecuted and distressed Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. He expressed the view that Turkey would stand by Bangladesh in all possible bilateral and international issues. He assured to send more necessary assistance from Turkey in the current Covid-19 situation.

On the eve of the inauguration of the newly constructed Turkish Embassy in Dhaka, President Erdogan expressed his hope to visit Bangladesh as soon as possible after the end of the pandemic Covid-19.

He expressed satisfaction over the high-level Foreign Ministry meetings being held at regular intervals between the Foreign Ministers of the two countries. In the near future, both sides agreed to set up a forum to conduct regular talks at a higher level.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Chavasolu was present at the meeting.