Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Sunday thanked Singapore for standing beside Bangladesh with humanitarian assistance and also urged for its continued support to resolve the Rohingya crisis.
The Consul of Singapore in Bangladesh William Chik met Foreign Minister Dr Momen in latter’s office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and discussed various issues of mutual interests.
The Foreign Minister also mentioned that the government of Bangladesh is now working to realise the vision of “Golden Bangla” and sought support of Singapore in Bangladesh’s development strides.
The Consul of Singapore in Bangladesh congratulated the Foreign Minister on behalf of his government and foreign minister of Singapore.
He reaffirmed that the government of Singapore stands ready to further strengthen relationship with the new government of Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The Foreign Minister praised Singapore and its dynamic people for the tremendous economic success.
Mentioning the existing bilateral trade relations between Bangladesh and Singapore, Dr Momen also requested him to take initiatives for reducing existing large bilateral trade deficits.
The Consul of Singapore in Bangladesh assured the minister of conveying this message to his government for appropriate actions in this regard.
The Foreign Minister emphasised boosting volume of skilled manpower export to Singapore from Bangladesh.