Russia has assured Bangladesh to provide all necessary assistances for the implementation of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) project within the scheduled time.
This was stated by Andrey Fursenko, Aide to the President of the Russian Federation, during a meeting with Bangladesh Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan in Moscow on Wednesday.Conveying the gratitude of Bangladesh Government for all-out support by the Russian Federation for the ongoing construction of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) Project in Bangladesh, Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan briefed Fursenko on the progress of works of the project.
Fursenko before joining in his new position served as the Minister of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
During their meeting, a whole gamut of bilateral issues and issues of mutual interests between Bangladesh and Russia were discussed and a firm hope was expressed to strengthen the relations between the two friendly nations in the coming days.
At the outset of the discussion, Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan reaffirmed the assurance of Prime Minister of Bangladesh to deepen the already existing friendly and historic relation between Bangladesh and Russia recalling the outright support of Russia during Bangladesh’s war of independence.
Then different bilateral and mutually intertwined issues between Bangladesh and Russia were discussed in the meeting including relevant regional and international issues of common interest.Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan sought cooperation from Russia in different political and economic issues and Fursenko assured to duly convey the matters to relevant bodies and provide necessary cooperation.
He reaffirmed to closely work together with Bangladesh on mutually beneficial affairs mentioning her as an important partner and ally to Russia.
Bangladesh Ambassador also requested assistance of the Aide to President Putin on early repatriation of the forcibly displaced Rohingya people to Rakhine of Myanmar with full dignity, civil and economic rights.
Besides, issues like expansion of trade and commerce; mutual exchange in education, science and technology; expansion of bilateral connectivity; joint actions to fight against the global pandemic covid-19 and high-level visits of the leaderships between the two countries etc. were discussed in a fruitful and friendly manner during the meeting.
In the end, the meeting was concluded expressing hope and assurance to strengthen and deepen the relations between Bangladesh and Russia. Relevant officials of both sides were present during the meeting.