The Policy Times Dhaka Bureau :
Bangladesh Foreign minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen had a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sideline of the international conference on “Central & South Asia: regional connectivity, challenges and opportunity” held in Tashkent on Friday (July 16).
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 respectively.
Minister Momen 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 the Russian Foreign Minister for standing beside Bangladesh in all difficult times, especially their direct support during Bangladesh’s liberation war.
Foreign Minister requested Russia for active and fruitful cooperation to facilitate the return and reintegration of the Rohingya to their homeland. Russia assured to continue to encourage Myanmar to engage in dialogue with Bangladesh.