President Tran Dai Quang meets Bangladeshi leaders hinh anh 1President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Bangladesh Rashed Khan Menon. (Source: VNA)

 Dhaka (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang engaged in bilateral meetings with Bangladeshi leaders in the capital city of Dhaka on March 5 during his ongoing State visit.

Meeting Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, the Vietnamese leader stated that Vietnam always bears in mind valuable support that the two countries offered to each other in the past national liberation and development at present.

He wished that the two nations will further reinforce their pragmatic ties across many fields to bring practical benefits to the two peoples.

In order to maximize potential and strength of each nation, President Quang suggested Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury promote the exchange of high-ranking visits and meetings while joining hands in organising activities marking the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties.

He also proposed maintaining and effectively implementing bilateral cooperation mechanisms, exchanging and seeking opportunities to materialise specific measures in order to raise bilateral trade and create favourable conditions for the business communities to share information and experience, support each other in agriculture and seafood, enhance cooperation in education, training and tourism, and soon launch a direct flight route.

The President shared his host’s views on the need to intensify parliamentary and people-to-people exchange, and welcomed Bangladesh’s establishment of the Bangladesh-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Group.

During a reception for Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Bangladesh Rashed Khan Menon, the President believed that the party will devise proper policies to further strengthen its role on political arena and develop left-wing and workers’ movements.

The Communist Party of Vietnam attaches importance to traditional friendship with the Workers’ Party of Bangladesh, he said, suggesting that both sides should continue the exchange of visits to share information and Party building experience, working closely together in multilateral political forums in the region and the world.
Menon wished to boost cooperation in sharing theoretical, Party and national development experience with Vietnam.

He vowed to actively support the implementation of high-level agreements reached by the two nations.

During the reception for President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Shafiul Islam, President Quang hailed the organization’s role in accelerating the economic ties between the two countries.

“Vietnam always places importance to promoting the traditional friendship and sound cooperation with Bangladesh,” he stressed, affirming the country’s willingness to share experience in fields of its strength.

He expressed his wishes to continue fostering the bilateral relations in a productive and practical manner to meet the people’s aspirations.

As the economic ties are yet to match the two countries’ potential, he suggested the two business circles making greater efforts and the FBCCI doing as a bridge for businesses of the two countries.

He also asked the FBCCI to continue working with Vietnamese ministries, sectors and localities to realize the two sides’ business plans.

Shafiul Islam said his organization is interested in economic, trade and investment cooperation with Vietnam.

The FBCCI has sent many delegations to Vietnam to research the market and seek business opportunities and wanted big groups from Vietnam, like Viettel, to increase investments in telecommunications, information technology, agriculture, and textile in Bangladesh, whose market has 170 million people, he said.-VNA