Bangladesh Welcomes Extensive Cooperation with Iran

A0909823411.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Bangladeshi Industries Minister Geetiara Safiya Chowdhury voiced her country’s willingness to bolster economic cooperation with Iran, specially through increased contacts between the two countries’ private sector.

Chowdhury made the remarks in a meeting with a number of Iranian trade and industry officials, where the two sides explored avenues for bolstering economic and industrial cooperation between Iran and Bangladesh.

During the meeting, the vice-chairman of Iran’s chamber of commerce, industries and mines Gholam Hossein Shafei noted Iran’s policy for expanding relations with Bangladesh, given the two countries’ high potentials, and voiced Tehran’s preparedness to train Bangladeshi workforce in the technical and engineering sector.

He also pointed to the low level of trade ties between the two nations, and called for the formation of a joint desk to exchange information, increase contacts and facilitate and boost cooperation between the two countries’ private sectors.

For her part, the Bangladeshi minister called for enhanced contacts between the Iranian and Bangladeshi private sector, and viewed tourism and carpet weaving sectors as among proper grounds for cooperation.

She also welcomed the proposal for training her country’s workforce, and voiced readiness to dispatch delegations of Bangladeshi workforce to Iran or hosting Iranian experts in Bangladesh.

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