Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday stressed the need for strengthening connectivity between Bangladesh and Maldives for the development of trade and commerce, reports UNB.
“If the connectivity is strengthened, the bilateral trade and commerce between the two countries will improve further,” she said at a meeting with visiting Maldives Vice-President Faisal Naseem at Ganabhaban.
The Prime Minister said Bangladesh can extend technical support to the Maldives on human resources and healthcare.
“We can share our health sector experiences with the Maldives. Bangladesh has set up community clinics to ensure primary healthcare services. So, Bangladesh can help the Maldives in this regard,” she said.
Hasina offered the services of Bangabandhu-I satellite for use by the Maldives.
The Prime Minister told the Maldives Vice President that she often highlights the Maldives as a climate vulnerable country in different international forums, and expressed solidarity with the people of the Maldives.
The Male Vice President said whenever the Maldives had fallen into any crisis, Bangladesh supported it.