Ambassador of the Russian Federation Alexander Ignatov called on Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen at the latter’s office this morning. Recalling the support of the Russian Federation in our Liberation War in 1971, Foreign Minister Dr. Momen expressed gratitude to the Russian people and stressed on further enhancing the existing bilateral relations between the two time-tested friendly countries in the days ahead.
He thanked the Russian government for extending support in establishing the Rooppur Nuclear Power Projects and also for the active collaboration in gas field. Mentioning the investment-friendly environment of Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Dr. Momen invited the Russian investors to invest in Bangladesh in different sectors. On trade issues, he mentioned that in addition to RMG, considering the quality and price the Russian government may import our pharmaceuticals in large scale for the benefit of the two peoples.
Ambassador Ignatov assured the Foreign Minister that his government would continue cooperation with Bangladesh in power, energy, information communication, trade, defense and other areas of mutual importance. He informed Russian private sector is eager to invest in joint venture projects in Bangladesh. The Russian Ambassador also expressed his country’s specific interest in importing medicine from Bangladesh and also showed interest in joint venture investment in pharmaceutical sector.
Apart from bilateral issues, views on regional and international issues of mutual concern were exchanged during the meeting. Both sides agreed to maintain cooperation in different multilateral platforms. The Foreign Minister also sought Russian support in dealing with the Rohingya crisis and the issue was discussed in detail in the meeting.