BD foreign minister urged Iran for man power

Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni today urged the Iranian government to recruit manpower from Bangladesh specially the seamen for Iran Shipping Lines.

Highlighting the conducive investment atmosphere of Bangladesh, she urged the Iranian government to take the opportunity of investing in the public and private sectors of the country.

She made the call while addressing a meeting between Bangladesh and Iran foreign minister level that held today in Tehran in the sidelines of the 9th ACD Ministerial, a foreign ministry press release said here Dhaka.

Dr Dipu Moni led the Bangladesh delegation while the Foreign Minister of Iran Manoucbehr Mottaki led the Iranian side.

Dr Dipu Moni requested the Foreign Minister of Iran to take necessary measures to reduce the duty imposed on Bangladeshi jute goods exported to Iran.

The Foreign Minister pointed that at present there are 6-8 thousand Bangladesh citizens in Iran who are mostly undocumented and need to be legalized by the Iranian government.

She requested the Iranian foreign Minister to look into the matter. It would be a good gesture from Iranian side if they are legalized, she added.

Both reviewed the implementation of various agreements signed earlier between the two governments and felt that the 5th JEC
should be held as early as possible for the benefit of the two
peoples.

Dr. Dipu Moni thanked the Foreign Minister of Iran and the Iranian government for extending invitation, hospitality and other courtesies for her delegation.

The Iranian Foreign Minister reciprocated in unequivocal tone that Iran considered Bangladesh as a close brother and friend.

He thanked the foreign Minister of Bangladesh for undertaking this visit. He also hoped that this visit in future would open scopes for further mutual cooperation on both sides.

Dr Dipu Moni invited the foreign Minister of Iran to visit Bangladesh at a mutually convenient time that he gladly accepted.

TEHRAN, Nov 8 (BSS)

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