PUTRAJAYA – The inaugural Malaysia-Bangladesh Bilateral Consultations will be held in Dhaka from 15 to 16 May 2017.
The Bilateral Consultations will be co-chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, Dato’ Ramlan Ibrahim, and the Foreign Secretary of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, His Excellency Md. Shahidul Haque. The Bilateral Consultations underlines the strong bilateral relations that have been established since 1972 and will provide an opportunity for both countries to exchange views on a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest.
Among the issues that are expected to be discussed during the Bilateral Consultations include trade and investment, human resource, science and technology, and cooperation on tourism, culture, sports and education as well as issues of mutual concern on regional and international cooperation.
Apart from the Bilateral Consultations, Dato’ Ramlan Ibrahim is expected to pay a courtesy call on the Minister of Foreign Affair of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, His Excellency Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, on 16 May 2017.
Malaysia is optimistic that the Bilateral Consultations will further strengthen the existing friendly ties between Malaysia and Bangladesh not only in the areas of bilateral cooperation but also on regional and international issues.
SOURCE : Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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