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Russia keen to increase co-op in energy sector

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  • 17 August, 2021 12:00 AM
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Russia keen to increase co-op in energy sector
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid presents a souvenir to Russian Federation Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Vikentyevich Mantytskiy during a visit at the former’s office in the capital on Monday.

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Russia has shown its keen interest to increase cooperation in Bangladesh's energy sector.

Alexander Vikentyevich Mantytskiy, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Bangladesh, said that Russia can contribute to Bangladesh's energy security and deep-sea exploration activities.

The Russian ambassador made this observation while paying a courtesy call on State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid in his office room at the Secretariat on Monday.

During the courtesy meeting, they discussed various issues to strengthen their bilateral relationship.

The Russian ambassador has also emphasised on the signing of MoUs aimed at expanding cooperation in various fields in the energy sector on the basis of mutual consent.

The state minister said that Russia can cooperate in providing training to Bangladeshi engineers.

He also said, “We can also use Russia's experience in oil and gas exploration.”

The state minister stated that a safe investment environment has been created so investments of Russian public and private companies would be welcomed in Bangladesh.