Thursday, 29 September, 2022

‘Bangladesh, Vietnam to work together to achieve higher economic growth’

‘Bangladesh, Vietnam to work together to achieve higher economic growth’

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Vietnamese Ambassador to Bangladesh Pham Viet Chien has pledged that his country will continue to work together with Bangladesh to achieve higher economic growth in line with the development goals of the two countries.

“I strongly believe Viet Nam and Bangladesh will maintain a higher economic growth and keep moving towards realizing the targets to be upper middle-income countries in 2030 and then developed high-income countries in the early 2040,” he said, reports UNB.

The ambassador, while speaking at the 77th Vietnamese National Day reception at a city hotel on Friday night, said the two countries will continue to cooperate in living up to the dreams of the Fathers of Nations – Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh.

He mentioned that as same as the 2030 and 2041 visions of the government of Bangladesh, the National Congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam set the national development goals for 2030 and 2045.

The envoy said Viet Nam has been and will always be a friend, reliable partner and a responsible member of the international community. “The government of Viet Nam

hopes to join hands with Bangladesh and other countries to address traditional and non-traditional security challenges, to work towards a peaceful world of more sustained, inclusive and humanistic development,” he said.

Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque spoke as the chief guest at the reception attended by politicians, diplomats, business leaders and cultural activists.

Razzaque laid emphasis on enhancing trade and investment relations between the two countries and sought market access of diversified products to Viet Nam from Bangladesh.

He also sought Viet Nam’s cooperation in resolving the Rohingya crisis, noting that not a single Myanmar’s national had been repatriated though Bangladesh is taking the burden of 1.2 million Rohingyas. 

The ambassador said the size and growth rate of the economy are soaring. “From a poor, least developed country, Viet Nam has become a middle-income developing nation, with a population of nearly 100 million, enjoying per-capita income over US$3,500.”

He said the government and people of Viet Nam always keep in their hearts and treasure the invaluable companionship and fruitful cooperation that the government and people of Bangladesh, all foreign countries, international organizations and international community have extended to Viet Nam, during their struggle for independence in the past, as well as in our present cause of national defense and development.

Exactly 77 years ago, on 2nd September 1945, at the grand assembly at the historic Ba Dinh Square, President Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam’s national hero and the world’s cultural sage, read the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming to all over the nation and the world the birth of the Democratic Republic of Viet Nam - the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam on Saturday.