Bangladesh envoy calls on Mauritius PM

Published : 10 Jul 2024 09:41 PM | Updated : 11 Jul 2024 04:31 PM

Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Mauritius Zokey Ahad called on Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth on Wednesday.

He also meet Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications, Minister for Rodrigues, Outer Islands and Territorial Integrity at their offices. 

Mauritius Prime Minister warmly welcomed the Bangladesh High Commissioner at his place and both expressed their deep satisfaction over the excellent bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Mauritius. 

The High Commissioner also  extended his sincere thanks to the Prime Minister for receiving him at his office. During the call, a number of issues concerning the common interest of both the countries were highlighted.

In reply, High Commissioner Zokey Ahad conveyed the warm greetings of the  Prime Minister of Bangladesh to the Prime Minister of Mauritius. He expressed his gratitude to the government of Mauritius for extending warm welcome and cordial cooperation since his arrival in Mauritius. He assured his best effort in strengthening the existing friendly relations between the two countries and promoting bilateral relations and cooperation to a new level. He extended the warm invitation from  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh to  Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth to visit Bangladesh at a mutually convenient time. 

Ahad highlighted the importance of enhancing bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Mauritius.  The relationship between the two countries is based on historical bondage and ethnic ties. Both countries hold identical views on the socio-cultural aspect and values and ethos of peoples are common in nature. 

They are supporting each other in many major regional and international issues. Ahad thanked the Prime Minister of Mauritius for supporting Bangladesh in various international forums on the ongoing Rohingya issue.

The High Commissioner briefed the Prime Minister of Mauritius about the present government’s remarkable achievements under the dynamic and visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in attaining economic self-reliance including sustained GDP growth even during the pandemic, poverty eradication, women empowerment and other sectors.

 and highlighted the successes achieved by Bangladesh in the recent years in the domestic political, economic and social sectors as well as in the international arena. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth was highly impressed with the success stories of Bangladesh and expressed admiration for the leadership of the present governmentand the hard-working people for achieving these successes. They both discussed the potential opportunities for both countries to deepen cooperation in different areas, with particular emphasis on trade, investment and employment.

 They discussed issues of mutual interest including exchanges of high-level visits, business delegation, Visa facilitation, trade and commerce, investment, agriculture, education and labour issues etc. While discussing labour issues the High Commissioner emphasised on the importance of recruiting more manpower from Bangladesh. The Prime Minister assured the High Commissioner of his all-possible cooperation in this regard. Both discussed strengthening bilateral relations in an extremely cordial atmosphere. He also agreed with the High Commissioner to work with Bangladesh High Commission closely to finalize the pending MoUs and Agreements.

During the meeting, Senior officers from the Prime Minister office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of Mauritius were present Md. Jahangir Alam, First Secretary (Political) & HOC, and Mr. Md Asaduzzaman, First Secretary (Labour) also attended the meeting.