Dhaka, 26 May 2022 (TDI): Serbia’s Foreign Minister, Nikola Selakovic visited Bangladesh and held meetings with his Bangladeshi counterpart, AK Abdul Momen, as well as with the Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.

Meeting with the Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister, Selakovis held a meeting with Bangladesh’s Foreign Minister at the Foreign Service Academy. They both discussed different bilateral and multilateral issues.

Marking the establishment of their diplomatic relations, Serbia and Bangladesh have made a decision to begin initiatives to continue strengthening their bilateral partnership.

Accordingly, the meeting between the two Ministers was succeeded by a signing ceremony.

Thus, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on consultations of the foreign office and an agreement on visa waiver for the holders of diplomatic and official passports between Serbia and Bangladesh was signed by both Ministers.

During their meeting, Momen withcalled their history when former Yugoslavia contributed to Bangladesh’s glorious War of Liberation in 1971.

Furthermore, Momen referred back to the personal friendship between the founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman of Bangladesh, and Marshal Tito.

On the other hand, Selakovic expressed his happiness in visiting Bangladesh. Especially, since both countries are celebrating their friendship of fifty years.

He stated that Serbia and Bangladesh have to work closely for meaningful cooperation so as to increase bilateral trade.

Meeting with Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad:

Selakovic also had a meeting with the Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad, Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury.

They discussed the further development of Serbia and Bangladesh’s bilateral ties founded on decades of friendship.

Also, Selakovic invited the head of the Bangladesh parliament to visit Serbia to strengthen parliamentary cooperation.

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In addition, he spoke with the management of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry as well as businessmen.

In accordance, they discussed possibilities for improving trade and economic cooperation between Bangladesh and Serbia.

Lastly, Selakovic visited the Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka and the delegation from Serbia enjoyed the exhibits and the cultural program prepared by the Bangladesh hosts.

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