Bangladesh and Ireland agreed to explore opening resident diplomatic missions in each other’s capitals.

Bangladesh and Ireland held the first-ever Bilateral Consultations in Dublin today Ambassador Masud Bin Momen, Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) and H.E. Joseph Hackett, Secretary-General at the Department of Foreign Affairs of Ireland led the respective sides at the Consultations. Bangladesh Ambassador to Ireland (with residence in London) . Saida Muna Tasneem also joined. Prior to the Consultations, two Foreign Secretaries signed an MOU on regular bilateral consultations between the two Foreign Offices.

The two sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relations and agreed to deepen their political relations, expand areas of cooperation in trade and investment, ICT, enhance educational opportunities for students and employment opportunities for professionals and skilled workers in Ireland from Bangladesh, climate change, and people-to-people connectivity including through sports and culture and easing visa processes. The two sides also agreed to explore opening resident diplomatic missions in each other’s capitals.

Both sides expressed satisfaction over enhanced Bangladesh-EU partnership, and shared their views on regional and international issues of mutual interest and concerns, including Rohingya crisis, situations in Myanmar, Middle East and Europe.

Foreign Secretary Ambassador Masud Bin Momen also met with the Bangladeshi Diaspora living in Ireland yesterday and assured to further facilitate consular services for them.




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