Dhaka, 17 July 2021:
Foreign minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen had a meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov on the margin of the international conference on “Central & South Asia: regional connectivity, challenges and opportunity” held in Tashkent yesterday.
Two ministers expressed happiness at the level of existing mutual cooperation between Bangladesh and Russia. Russian foreign minister expressed their commitment to complete the two nuclear projects in Bangladesh in 2023 and 2024.
Bangladesh foreign minister thanked his Russian counterpart for the gracious message sent by president Putin during the celebration of the Birth Centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Dr. Momen also gave an overview of the corona vaccines and thanked Russian foreign minister for standing beside Bangaldesh in all difficult times, especially their direct support in Bangladesh’s War of Liberation.
Bangladesh foreign minister requested Russia for active and fruitful cooperation to facilitate the return and reintegration of the Rohingya to their homeland. Two Foreign ministers agreed to work together on the issue. Russia will continue to encourage Myanmar to engage in dialogue with Bangladesh.