Iran keen to set up hospital, university in Bangladesh
Iranian government has expressed interest in setting up a hospital and a university in Bangladesh.
Iranian Ambassador Hassan Farazandeh said this when he called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office in the city yesterday.
Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Abul Kalam Azad briefed newsmen after the meeting.
The envoy formally handed over a letter of felicitation from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Hasina on her assumption of office as the prime minister.
Apprising the PM of various development projects of Iran in Bangladesh, Ambassador Farazandeh said Iran wants to set up one hospital and one university in Bangladesh.
Besides, Iran is also interested to invest in larger volume in various development sectors here, he said.
Hasina and the Iranian ambassador recalled the glorious history of long cultural ties between Iran and Bangladesh and hoped that the friendly bilateral relations will be strengthened further in the days to come.