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Xi to upgrade ties with Bangladesh

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s groundbreaking visit to Bangladesh this week is expected to raise bilateral relations to new heights and result in investment to boost Bangladesh’s economic growth. The visit, ahead of the eighth BRICS summit in Goa starting Saturday, will be a “milestone,” Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou said at a press briefing on Monday in Beijing, the Xinhua News Agency reported, adding that deals would be inked, and that bilateral relations would be strengthened. During his state visit, Xi will meet with President Abdul Hamid, National Assembly Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, and hold talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “This is the first state visit [to Bangladesh] from a Chinese head of State for the past three decades,” Jiang Jing...

India’s radio diplomacy with Bangladesh

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All India Radio is set to launch Akashvani Maitree, a Bengali service aimed at those living across the border. The initiative launched in 1971 to back Bangladeshi nationalists in their liberation struggle is set to take flight again, this time on the wings of a powerful radio transmitter that will put forward India’s perspective on issues facing the subcontinent. After five months of preparation, All India Radio’s (AIR) Kolkata station is ready to launch Akashvani Maitree—a service in Bengali aimed primarily at Bangladeshis—as New Delhi looks to strengthen diplomatic ties with Dhaka. [caption id="attachment_23987" align="alignleft" width="650"]

Bangladesh, Slovenia ink MoU on FOC

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Bangladesh and Slovenia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) to consolidate further the relationship between the two friendly countries in the political, economic and other fields. State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh Md. Shahriar Alam and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia Ms. Darja Bavdaz Kuret signed the MoU on Friday at the “BRDO Convention Centre” in Ljubljana, according to a message received here today, reports BSS. The state minister is on a three-day official trip to Slovenia, which is the first-ever ministerial-level visit between the two countries since the establishment of diplomatic

Spanning decades cements Bangladesh-China relationship

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Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, is situated on the northeastern bank of the Buriganga river and for centuries the river had remained a hurdle in reaching the capital. Finally this major hurdle was overcome by China building a bridge so that people on both banks could easily cross the river, making life easier for all. The construction of the first Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge, with a span of more than 917 padma bridgemeters in length, began in October 1986, and was completed in February 1989. Seven mo...

Indian scholarships for over 800 BD students

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India on Sunday distributed scholarships to over 800 Bangladeshi students under the ‘Muktijodha Scholarship Scheme’. The scholarships were distributed at the hands of Minister bd-indiafor Liberation War Affairs in the presence of Indian High Commissioner Harsh Vardhan Sringla. The Indian Government in 2006 initiated the scholarship scheme to strengthen the historic legacy that both countries share in fighting and winning the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War against Pakistan. Under the scheme, descendants of freedom fight...

Bangladesh allows jute export to Pakistan

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Bangladesh has allowed export of 11,000 tons of jute to Pakistan, which was booked before exports were banned in November 2015, but shortage may still occur as Islamabad has not taken up the matter with Dhaka to get the issue resolved immediately, says a local industry official. “Pakistan Jute Mills Association will meet local demand after receiving jute consignments for which letters of credit were established before imposition of the ban on exports by the government of Bangladesh,” a spokesman for the association said in a statement on Thursday. With sufficient supply, he said, the jute industry would be in a position to meet the demand of federal and provincial governments this year.