Bahrain will extend support for Rohingyas who crossed into Bangladesh fleeing persecution in Myanmar.
Finance Minister of Bahrain Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa gave the assurance when state minister for finance and planning of Bangladesh MA Mannan met him at the latter's office in Manama recently, according to information received on Sunday.
During the meeting, the Bahrain side asked for updates on the Rohingya issue.
MA Mannan briefed the Bahrain finance minister about the Bangladesh achievements attained during the rule of the present government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
They also discussed ways to enhance bilateral trade and economic relations between the two countries and underscored the role of private sector in this regard, reports BSS.
Both sides pointed out sectors like pharma and tourism as potential areas of cooperation between the two countries.
The Bahrain finance minister said that any government plan or initiative has to be relevant in the context of time for success and achieving desired goals.
MA Mannan who was on a 3-day visit to Bahrain also had a meeting with chairman of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry Khaled A. Almoyaed and discussed with him issues related to bilateral trade and commerce.
Khaled A.Almoyaed assured his full support for enhancing trade relations with Bangladesh.