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Dhaka: State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam yesterday urged Uzbekistan to resume air flights with Dhaka, ease issuance of visa and open its mission in Bangladesh.
He made the requests while meeting with Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov Khafizovich in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, said an official release here.
The Uzbek Foreign Minister assured considering those issues positively.
In the meeting, Shahriar mentioned that the relations between the two countries started with the historic visit of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to Tashkent in 1973 and further developed through the years.
Both of the ministers opined that there were ample of scopes to expand the current relations encompassing more mutually beneficial issues.
They discussed various agreements to be concluded between the two countries.
Shahriar briefed Khafizovich about the recent development achievements and activities of Bangladesh government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the country’s graduation from the LDC status.
The state minister also apprised him of the actions taken by Bangladesh for the forcibly displaced Rohingyas from Myanmar and thanked him for the Uzbek supports in this regard.
The Uzbek foreign minister praised the leadership role of Bangladesh in various international forums and requested for the continued support of Bangladesh in various efforts of Uzbekistan including the multilateral initiative on Afghanistan and its future.
Shahriar Alam assured him of help to Uzbekistan in all regional and global forums.
He also reiterated the invitation to participate in the forthcoming OIC CFM to be held in Dhaka.
The Uzbek foreign minister also hosted an official lunch in honour of State Minister Md. Shahriar Alam.