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Hasina for strengthening connectivity with Maldives

Hasina for strengthening connectivity with Maldives
Vice-President of the Maldives Faisal Naseem meets Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the latter’s official Ganabhaban residence in the capital on Wednesday. —PID PHOTO

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.

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

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.

Faisal Naseem said he paid tribute to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and visited Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.” What he saw was a very heart-touching matter,” he said.