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German envoy calls on FM

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 11 December, 2021 12:00 AM
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Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has called for German investment on electric vehicles and locomotives in Bangladesh.

He made the call when the newly appointed German Ambassador to Bangladesh Achim Tröster called on him on Thursday.

In the meeting, the foreign minister appreciated the excellent bilateral relations existing between Bangladesh and Germany since the establishment of diplomatic relations.

He congratulated the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on his assumption of office the day before.

The foreign minister extended invitation to his new German counterpart Annalena Baerbock to visit Bangladesh, on the occasion of the fifty years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Momen urged Germany to remain engaged on the question of Rohingya repatriation and acknowledged the German support thus far.

Ambassador Tröster thanked Bangladesh for its generous hosting of this forcibly displaced population from Myanmar.

The Bangladesh Minister appreciated Germany’s donation of nearly 8 million AstraZeneca vaccines and other medical equipment.

Momen highlighted Bangladesh’s efforts at green transition as part of its efforts to control climate change.  He urged the Ambassador to facilitate German investment in electric vehicles and locomotives in Bangladesh.