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2023-11-20 16:17:12 BdST

PM seeks co-op on tourism with Maldives, Nepal

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday stressed cooperation among Bangladesh, Maldives, and Nepal for mutual benefits to flourish tourism.

"Bangladesh, Nepal, and Maldives can have cooperation on tourism for mutual benefits," she said.

The prime minister made the remarks while the outgoing Maldives High Commissioner to Bangladesh Shiruzimath Sameer called on her at the latter's official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka. 

"Discussion on tourism was held during the meeting," PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told a news briefing after the meeting.

Sheikh Hasina also conveyed her regards to the newly elected Maldives President Mohamed Muizzu.

The envoy said Bangladesh has huge potential in tourism particularly in Cox's Bazar which has the world's longest sandy sea beach.

The Bangladesh prime minister said many Bangladeshi workers have been working in Maldives. "They are contributing to both of the country's economy." 

The Maldives envoy thanked the prime minister for her government's all-out support to discharge her duties during her tenure.

"Maldives and Bangladesh relations have reached a new height during her tenure," she said.

Ambassador-at-large M Ziauddin and PM's Principal Secretary M Tofazzel Hossain Miah were present.

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