Croatian Ambassador meets Dipu Moni
Reported by: UNBconnect
Reported on: Jun 27, 2012 09:21 pm
Reported in: National
Dhaka, June 27 (UNB) – Ambassador of Croatia to Bangladesh (based in New Delhi) Boris Velic paid a farewell call on Foreign Minister Dr. Dipu Moni at her office on Wednesday.During the meeting, they agreed to increase bilateral relations, especially economic engagements.Dipu Moni responded suggesting conclusion of bilateral agreements on trade and economic cooperation, on mutual avoidance of double taxation and mutual promotion and protection of investments. Considering the potential for higher education, Foreign Minister further proposed for conclusion of bilateral instruments for collaboration in the areas of education and culture, said a release.Ambassador Velic recalled the “long-standing, open relations” and engagements with Bangladesh with the erstwhile Yugoslavia and stressed the need on deepening the economic engagements. Recalling that a good number of Bangladesh naval officers were trained in the prestigious Croatia Naval Academy in Split, he emphasised on mutual collaboration in ship-building and utilizing the Croatian seaports for entry of Bangladesh exports into eastern Europe. He further evinced interest in conclusion of a bilateral maritime transport agreement.At present, Bangladesh exports goods worth US$ 100 million to Croatia every year, Velic said.Croatia is slated to join the European Union as its 27th (latest) member state on July 1 on completion of the formalities.
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