Foreign Minister Dr. Momen meets External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in Abu Dhabi

Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen, MP had a bilateral meeting with the Indian External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj at the Emirates Palace today in Abu Dhabi.  The two sides discussed various issues of bilateral and regional interest.  The two sides discussed the issue of sustainable Rohingya repatriation. The two sides also discussed about cooperation in trade, finance and regional economic integration.

Bangladesh foreign minister highlighted the need for working together in areas such as inland waterways connectivity, coastal shipping and connecting service sectors – such as financial and capital markets. Dr. Momen conveyed the need to devise innovative mechanisms and instruments to leverage the economic potentials of both countries in a win-win manner and connect regional centers of trade and finance for harnessing higher levels of development synergy.

Foreign Minister Dr. Momen conveyed the resolve of the Hon. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government to fight terror and violent extremism in all their manifestations. He highlighted Bangladesh’s strong actions for combating financing for terror and also in dismantling terror outfits.

External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj expressed her deep satisfaction for the intense level of cooperation between the two countries in an atmosphere of amity and trust. She noted that both Bangladesh and India are victims of terrorism.  She deeply appreciated the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in fighting the scourge of terrorism and violent extemeism.

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