German ambassador unhappy about BNP misquoting him

Achim Tröster, the German ambassador in Dhaka, has voiced his displeasure about BNP ‘misquoting’ him on the state of human rights and democracy in Bangladesh following his meeting with the party’s leaders last month. “I was a little bit unhappy about it, because I very much appreciate it if I am asked personally wit...

Bangladesh, Australia to focus more on trade, investment

Bangladesh and Australia want to expand bilateral relations with more trade, investment and cooperation in human resource development. Australian Foreign Minister Senator Marise Payne called his Bangladesh counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen recently and discussed bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest, including the Rohingya issue,...

Turkey sends medical equipment to Bangladesh to fight COVID-19

Turkey made its largest delivery of medical equipment to Bangladesh Wednesday to contribute to the country's efforts against the novel coronavirus. A Turkish cargo airliner brought 20 ventilator monitor units, 20 ventilator stand units, 20 ventilator accessory sets, 10,000 N95 masks, 10,000 medical gowns, 10,000 coverall sets, 2,000 face shield...

Maldives wants to recruit doctors, nurses from Bangladesh

The Maldives has expressed its keen interest to recruit more doctors and nurses from Bangladesh while the island nation hosts nearly one lakh Bangladeshi expatriate workers at its tourism and fishing sector. The interest was showed while outgoing Maldivian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Aishath Shaan Shakir made a farewell call on Foreign Mini...

Bangladesh donates medicines worth $2.36 million to Bhutan

The government has provided Bhutan a total of 258 types of medicines worth $2.36 million as donation. Health Minister Mohammed Nasim handed over some of the medicines to the Bhutanese Ambassador to Bangladesh at the Secretariat on Monday. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her Bhutan visit in 2017, pledged to provide medicine for Bhutan Trust...

EC is able to hold a free and fair national election: HPM Sheikh Hasina to German state minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has expressed her firm confidence that the Election Commission (EC) would be able to hold an inclusive, fair and neutral general election by the end of this year. The Prime Minister said this when German Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Niels Annen made a courtesy call on her at Gonobhaban on Thursday. Briefin...

HPM Sheikh Hasina to Strait Times: Myanmar should honour its promise on Rohingyas

Rohingya refugees from Myanmar continue to trickle into Bangladesh and are a heavy burden on the country, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said as she pressed Yangon to honour its promise to repatriate them. PM Hasina flew back to Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon, curtailing her first official visit by a day after a Bangladeshi passenger plane ...

Growing bonds that link Singapore and Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina

The Straits Times, the highest-circulating Singapore newspaper on 11th March, published an article of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who was then in Singapore on a four-day official visit. Following is the full text of the article headlined 'Growing the bonds that link Singapore and Bangladesh': Bangladesh and Singapore have been enjoying frien...

Bangladesh signs two MoU on PPP and air service with Singapore

Bangladesh has signed two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on air service and public-private partnership with Singapore. The MoU was signed on Monday at the Istana, office of the President of Singapore, in the presence of the prime ministers of both countries. The Confidential MoU on Air Services between the Government of the Peoples' Re...

HPM Sheikh Hasina seeks Vietnam's support to resolve Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh today sought Vietnam's support for a peaceful solution to the Rohingya crisis as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina held bilateral official talks with visiting Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang saying the issue was threatening the region's stability. "We have discussed the Rohingya crisis that threatens peace and stability of our reg...

HPM Sheikh Hasina expects Italy visit to mount pressure on Myanmar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has described her recent visit to Italy and Vatican City as very successful particularly in mounting increased pressure on Myanmar for speedy repatriation of the Rohingyas. "In overall consideration, I think my visit to Italy and Vatican City is very successful and fruitful," she told a crowded press conference ...

HPM Sheikh Hasina seeks sustained Swiss, global pressures on Myanmar

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has renewed her call to Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis implementing the Kofi Annan Commission Report, simultaneously seeking intensified global pressures on Naypyidaw as she held bilateral talks with visiting Swiss President Alain Berset.  "We have discussed the Rohingya crisis during bilateral talks wi...

Bangladesh inks five instruments with Indonesia

Bangladesh and Indonesia have signed five instruments for boosting cooperation in different sectors including trade, diplomacy, fishing and energy between the two countries.The instruments were inked in the presence of visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after the official talks between the two c...

Bangladesh, Turkey sign two MoUs on economic cooperation

Dhaka and Ankara has signed two memorandum of understanding (MoUs) to strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries.The MoUs were signed following bilateral talks between the two countries at Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Tuesday in presence of the two prime ministers.Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and visiting Turkish Prime Ministe...

Bangladesh-France to constitute joint commission to boost cooperation

Dhaka and Paris has agreed to constitute a joint commission to explore the opportunities of cooperation in the fields of trade and economy and other priority areas.