Outgoing Nepalese Ambassador in Dhaka Dr Chop Lal Bhusal and his spouse on Tuesday made a farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the latter’s office here.At the meeting, they discussed various issues relating to mutual interests particularly cooperation on hydrological electricity and communication sectors, said PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim while briefing reporters after the meeting.
The Prime Minister renewed her proposal to Nepal for using Syedpur Airport which is being developed as a regional airport as it lies just 20 minutes by air from the Eastern Nepal.
About development of road communications the Prime Minister said Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal have signed an agreement for development of communications in the region aimed at enhancing trade and business.
She laid importance on activating the BBIN initiative and removing the existing visa complications.
The Nepalese envoy said his country wants to export hydroelectricity to Bangladesh. A business summit is going to be held in Nepal where Bangladesh can negotiate for 500 megawatts of electricity.
Dr Bhusal thanked the Prime Minister for her government’s support in discharging his duties in Bangladesh. He particularly recalled the support of the Foreign Minister and Commerce Ministry with gratitude.
The Nepalese ambassador requested the Prime Minister for full time visa for about 4000 Nepalese students now studying in Bangladesh instead of temporary residence.
Terming Sheikh Hasina as the ‘leader of the region’, the Nepalese ambassador hoped that relations of Bangladesh with his country would be further strengthened during the current tenure of her government.