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Momen: Dhaka to sign 3 instruments during PM’s Dubai visit

  • Published at 06:52 pm November 14th, 2019
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen addresses the reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about the Prime Minister Sheikha Hasina’s visit to the UAE, on Thursday, November 14, 2019 PID

A protocol is expected to be signed on land allotment for Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi

Bangladesh and the UAE will sign three bilateral cooperation documents focusing on the investment in Bangladesh during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's official visit there on November 16 to 19.

The Prime Minister will attend the Dubai Air Show 2019 at the invitation of Vice President, Prime Minister, Ministry of Defence, and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashed al Maktoum.

About this visit, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen briefed reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, reports UNB.

He said one of the bilateral cooperation documents will be signed between Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) and Emirates Development Authority while the second one between Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA) and Emirates Economic Zone Authority.

A protocol is also expected to be signed on land allotment for Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

On behalf of the Bangladesh government, Dr Momen is expected to sign the protocol on land allotment and other programs.

The foreign minister said: “Taking into account the excellent bilateral relations between Bangladesh and the UAE, the prime minister’s visit to UAE bears a lot of significance.”

He said it is expected that the visit will have a positive impact on UAE investment in Bangladesh in different sectors, and will help enhancing cooperation between the two investment authorities.

During her visit to the UAE, the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to meet Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashed al Maktoum, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Sheikh Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation, UAE.

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by the foreign minister, principal staff officer, Armed Forces Division, secretary, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Civil Aviation and other high officials during the visit.

During the visit, the premier will also be meeting big UAE investor groups and business leaders, and the general people of UAE.

DP World of UAE, a leading enabler of global trade showed interest to develop seaport and related infrastructures in Bangladesh, Dr Momen said.

He added that the office of the Royal family member, Sheikh Ahmed Dalmuk al Maktoum also showed interest in different power-related and dredging projects in Bangladesh.

Besides, the Emirates Economic Zone Authority showed interest to establish cooperation with Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority.

The delegation already visited Bangladesh a couple of times, said the foreign minister.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate an NID registration program of the nonresident Bangladeshis living in the UAE at the Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi.

Dr Momen said the registration facility is expected to benefit the Bangladesh expatriates living in the UAE for whom it is difficult to come to Bangladesh for registration purpose as it involves expenditure and time.

He said the Emirates Economic Zone wants to invest in infrastructures and local employment in the country.

They also want to invest in waste management sector and create a hub in Bangladesh Economic Zone for international exports of Halal products to the gulf countries.

It is also expected that the UAE entrepreneurs and officials of investment authority will meet the premier.

The foreign minister is also expected to meet UAE dignitaries and high officials during the visit.

Dr Mamun is expected to join a program on November 19 and inaugurate a training program by the Bangladesh Consulate General, Dubai jointly organized by Bangladesh Consulate General, Dubai and Bangladesh Association in Sharjah on skill development of Bangladesh’s expatriate workers.

The Bangladesh Consulate General will provide training on language skill development, computer, driving, and personality development of the workers on the consulate premises for the Bangladesh expatriate workers.