Dhaka and Malé to work together on climate change and regional security

Bangladesh and the Maldives held the first-ever bilateral consultations on Saturday, reaffirming their commitment to work together in regional and multilateral fora, especially on climate change and regional security issues.

Foreign Minister Masud Bin Momen led the delegation during the bilateral consultations held in Malé between Bangladesh and the Maldives. Maldives Foreign Minister Abdul Ghafoor led the Maldives delegation.

The Maldivian parties have requested Bangladesh’s support in recruiting qualified human resources, including specialist doctors and nurses.

They also requested Bangladesh’s support for specialized courses in higher education, including medical.

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The two foreign ministers noted the excellent relations that exist between the two countries and reaffirmed to strengthen them further in the days to come.

Foreign Minister Masud reiterated that Bangladesh attaches great importance to promoting relations with neighboring countries as part of its foreign policy.

The full range of relations and deepening of cooperation, conclusion of bilateral instruments, trade and connectivity, protection of migrant workers, development of human resources, agriculture, fisheries, program of cultural exchange, environmental protection and tourism to improve people-to-people contacts came for discussions.

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Earlier today, Ambassador Masud met with the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of the Maldives, Ahmed Khaleel.

During the meeting, the Maldives assured Bangladesh to support an early solution to the Rohingya crisis through the repatriation of the Rohingya to their country of origin.

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