Lithuania keen to import Bangladeshi vegetable, fish
DHAKA, Nov 17 (BSS) – Lithuania, a former part of the then Soviet Union, is keen to import fresh vegetable and fish from Bangladesh considering their high quality and competitive price.
This was apprised to President Zillur Rahman by the newly appointed Ambassador of Lithuania to Bangladesh Petras Simeliunas while presenting his credentials to the President at Bangabhaban here.
Welcoming the new envoy at Bangabhaban, the President expressed his satisfaction over the existing friendly and cordial bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Lithuania.
Through the Ambassador, the President urged the Lithuanian government to recruit skilled and semiskilled manpower from here who could contribute to the economies of both the countries.
President Rahman laid emphasis on increasing trade and commerce relation between Bangladesh and Lithuania.
In this regard, the President urged Lithuanian entrepreneurs to import world standard Bangladeshi products like pharmaceuticals, jute and jute goods, ceramic and leather and leather goods considering their competitive prices.
Zillur Rahman recalled his consecutive visits to former Soviet Union after the independence of Bangladesh in 1971.
The new envoy apprised the President that his country is keen to increase trade and commerce relations with Bangladesh.
The Ambassador observed that exchange of high level delegations between the two countries would help to explore new avenues of trade between Bangladesh and Lithuania.
Secretaries concerned of the President’s Office and high officials of the foreign ministry were present on the occasion.
Earlier on his arrival at Bangabhaban, the new Ambassador was given a guard of honour by a contingent of the President’s guard regiment.