Foreign Minister emphasized on increasing public relations with Bhutan

Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized various initiatives to increase public communication in a meeting with King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan who is visiting Bangladesh. Hasan Mahmud.

The Foreign Minister spoke to reporters after a courtesy meeting with King Wangchuck of Bhutan at Intercontinental Hotel in the capital on Monday afternoon. About the meeting, he said that before the victory in the liberation war, there was a very sincere discussion with the king of Bhutan, the country that first recognized the independent Bangladesh on December 6, 1971. Requested Bhutan to rejoin BBIN (Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal Initiative) and increase air-connectivity to increase people-to-people contacts between the two countries.

The minister said that Dhaka-Thimpu now has only two flights a week, it needs to be increased, because Bhutan is a very beautiful country, once visited, one wants to visit again and again. There was also a discussion about people being able to take cars on roads. I’ve been a few times, even attending the current King’s wedding. Last year I welcomed him at the airport during a layover when he was traveling to another country via Bangladesh.

Dr. Hasan also said that the issue of importing hydropower from Bhutan has been discussed, India will help in this regard. You know we are going to give them space to establish a special economic zone in Kurigram.On this day, in the bilateral meeting of the Prime Minister with the King of Bhutan, the establishment of a burn and plastic surgery unit in Thimphu, Bhutan, the establishment of a special economic zone for Bhutan in Kurigram and the signing of three MoUs on technical cooperation in consumer protection and cultural cooperation agreementsThe Minister of Foreign Affairs mentioned about renewal.In response to the questions of the journalists, the foreign minister said that there is no agreement on the import of hydropower during this visit. Just as India has helped imports of hydropower from Nepal, India will also help imports from Bhutan. High-ranking officials of Bangladesh and Bhutan governments were present in the meeting.

On his March 25-28 visit, the King of Bhutan paid his respects to the memory of Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Dhanmondi 32 on Monday and visited the Bangabandhu Museum. Besides meeting the President and Prime Minister, participating in Bangladesh Independence and National Day events, he will visit Padma Bridge, Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery Hospital and Arai Hazare Special Economic Zone in Narayanganj. On the last day, March 28, after visiting the Special Economic Zone in Kurigram, the King will leave Bangladesh through Sonahat land port in the afternoon. The Queen of Bhutan, family members, ministers and dignitaries joined the tour as entourage of the King.

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