Bangladesh invites Slovenian businessmen to explore opportunities

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Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia to Bangladesh with residence in New Delhi Jozef Drofenik meets state minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam, MP at the latter`s office in Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: UNBBangladesh on Tuesday invited the Slovenian businessmen to explore enhanced trade and investment opportunities between the two countries, reports news agency UNB.

State minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam extended the invitation mentioning the investment-friendly environment in Bangladesh.

Shahriar also said there is an ample scope of cooperation in the field of agriculture, education, culture, trade and economic cooperation, science and technology when the Slovenia ambassador to Bangladesh with residence in New Delhi Jozef Drofenik met the state minister at the latter's office in the morning.

The state minister expressed gratitude to the Slovenian people recalling the support of the then Yugoslavia in Bangladesh’s liberation war in 1971 and subsequent assistance for reconstruction of the war-torn economy.

He also stressed enhancing the existing bilateral relations between the two friendly countries in the coming days.

Shahriar emphasised the importance of high-level visits by recalling the visit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to former Yugoslavia in the early years of Bangladesh's independence.

Ambassador Drofenik assured the state minister of exploring all the possible areas of mutual cooperation between the countries to strengthen and deepen the bilateral engagements of the two countries.

During the discussion, the ambassador mentioned that the deputy minister of foreign affairs of Slovenia would like to visit Bangladesh in the first week of July 2019 for Foreign Office Consultation.

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.

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