Rwanda keen to boost bilateral, trade ties with Bangladesh

Diplomatic Correspondent

23rd September, 2020 01:12:14 printer

Rwanda keen to boost bilateral, trade ties with Bangladesh

Rwanda is very much keen to boost trade and bilateral relations with Bangladesh, said Rwandan foreign minister Vincent Biruta.

The Rwandan Minister for Foreign Affairs expressed this eagerness while talking to the Bangladesh foreign minister Dr AK Abul Momen over phone on Tuesday.

Describing the overal development and potential of the country, Dr Momen said Bangladesh government is a very business friendly one. He also urged the Rwandan investors to invest in Bangladesh special economic zones.

Vincent Biruta assured Bangladesh of continuing its support for repatriation of Rohingyas. He also pledged to consider avoidance of double taxation for Bangladeshi products.

Dr Momen urged Rwandan Foreign Minister to import pharmaceutical products, readymade garment and bicycles from Bangladesh, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Both sides laid emphasis on exchange of trade delegations and discussed on holding Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) between the two countries.

Bangladesh is now hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas and not a single Rohingya was repatriated over the last three years.

Bangladesh has recently given Bangladesh High Commissioner to Kenya the concurrent charge as non-resident High Commissioner to Rwanda.