Hasina for strengthening connectivity with Maldives
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday stressed the need for strengthening the connectivity between Bangladesh and Maldives for the development of trade and commerce.
"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 Gono Bhaban, according to her Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim, who briefed reporters after the meeting.
The prime minister said Bangladesh can extend technical support to the Maldives on human
resources and healthcare.
Hasina also offered the services of Bangabandhu-I satellite for use by the Maldives.
Naseem said whenever the Maldives had fallen into any crisis, Bangladesh extended its support.
He conveyed Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih's best wishes to the PM on the golden jubilee of the country's independence and the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The visiting vice president described his visit as a very successful one as he had meetings with Health Minister Zahid Maleque and Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni focusing on cooperation between the two countries in the health and education sectors.