Vietnam is ready to become a development partner of Bangladesh and remove all the barriers towards expansion of bilateral ties, says its Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, UNB reports. He said this during a meeting with Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid at the State Ceremonial Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office on Monday afternoon. During the meeting, Nguyen Tan Dung assured his Bangladesh counterpart of removing all the barriers towards expansion of bilateral ties between the two countries, particularly in trade and investment, President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin told UNB after the meeting.
Abdul Hamid said, “We consider Vietnam as a good friend and want to march forward together. Hope, Vietnam will come forward.” He also urged the Vietnamese Prime Minister to take steps for the simplification of visa process for Bangladeshi businessmen and citizens. Nguyen Tan Dung deeply appreciated the meeting between Bangladesh President and his Vietnamese counterpart held earlier in the day.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and Bangladesh Ambassador to Vietnam Shahab Ullah, and Vietnamese Ambassador to Bangladesh Nguyen Quang Thuc were, among others, present. Later, the President and his wife Rashida Khanom joined state bouquet hosted by the Vietnamese President and his spouse at the International Convention Centre. A cultural programme was also arranged in honour of the Bangladesh President.