|President Trần Đại Quang (right) shakes hands with his Bangladeshi counterpart Abdul Hamid in Dhaka on March 5, 2018. - VNA/VNS Photo|
DHAKA — President Trần Đại Quang met President of Bangladesh Abdul Hamid in the capital city of Dhaka on March 5 during his State visit to the country.
The Vietnamese leader expressed his belief that Bangladesh will successfully hold the general election by 2019 and soon achieve the goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2021.
Hamid said the hospitality of Vietnamese leaders and people made a great impression on him during his visit to Việt Nam in 2015. He also lauded Việt Nam’s socio-economic development in recent years.
The leaders stressed on the need to promote the long-standing relations between the two countries and highly spoke of the two sides having agreed specific measures in the fields of politics, diplomacy, economics, trade, investment, agriculture, education and science and technology to unleash their potential for enhanced co-operation.
The two Presidents agreed on the need for Việt Nam and Bangladesh to continue their mutual support at regional and international forums, and intensify their coordination in issues of shared concern, for the sake of each nation, as well as for peace, stability, cooperation and development in the region and the world.
Meeting Bangladeshi leaders
Quang on the same day engaged in bilateral meetings with other Bangladeshi leaders.
Meeting Speaker of the Parliament of Bangladesh Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, the Vietnamese leader suggested to promoting the exchange of high-ranking visits and meetings while joining hands in organising activities marking the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
He also proposed maintaining and effectively implementing bilateral cooperation mechanisms, exchanging and seeking opportunities to materialise specific measures in order to raise bilateral trade and create favourable conditions for the business communities to share information and experience, support each other in agriculture and seafood, enhance cooperation in education, training and tourism, and soon launch a direct flight route.
The President shared his host’s views on the need to intensify parliamentary and people-to-people exchange, and welcomed Bangladesh’s establishment of the Bangladesh-Việt Nam Friendship Parliamentary Group.
Quang also held talks with the Chairman of the Workers’ Party of Bangladesh Rashed Khan Menon and the President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry Shafiul Islam. — VNS