December 11, 2023, 9:45 pm

Diplomatic correspondent

2023-04-13 11:35:57 BdST

Russia to privilege more students from Bangladesh

Russian universities will welcome more Bangladeshi students to extend bilateral relationship in field of education, science and technology.

The development came after Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan called on a parliamentary group on Bangladesh at State Duma, lower house of Russia in Moscow on Wednesday.

The envoy took part in the meeting on an invitation of newly-formed parliamentary group, said a press release.

During the meeting, the participants focused on strengthening Bangladesh-Russia relationship in different sectors including - education, health, energy, nuclear power, sports, trade and economy, readymade garments, science and technology, agriculture and climate changes. 

The discussion also focused on exporting man power from Bangladesh while Russian universities will privilege more students from the South Asian country.

State Duma parliamentary group coordinator Svetlana Sergeevna Zhurova led the delegation while law and parliament affairs deputy chairwoman Irina Victorovna Belykh, members Nikolai Buduyev and Sitnikov Alexey were also present on the occasion.

Bangladeshi embassy’s deputy chief of mission Faisal Ahmed and counsellor Subhasish Sardar accompanied the ambassador during the meeting.

Parliamentary group coordinator Svetlana Sergeevna Zhurova mentioned the contribution of Russia to reconstruction of Bangladesh in post liberation period in seventies as part of long-lasting relationship of two countries.

“We have opportunities to extend cooperation with Bangladesh in energy and agriculture, education, sports and climate change,” she said.

Ambassador Kamrul Ahsan said that Bangladeshi government has promised to extend the multi-sector relationship with Russia.

The envoy also recalled the contribution of Soviet Union during Bangladesh liberation war.  Kamrul Ahsan expressed his gratitude to Parliamentary group coordinator Sergeevna Zhurova for organising the meeting.

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