Ukraine to open consul office in Dhaka
Meanwhile, Ukraine has shown interest to open consul office in Dhaka for expanding the existing bilateral relations with Bangladesh and strengthening business opportunities between the two friendly countries.
The newly-appointed Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksandr D Shevchenko said this at a meeting with Dr Md Abdur Razzaque, Minister for Food and Disaster Management at the latter’s secretariat office yesterday.
During the meeting, Ukraine Ambassador said his government is operating all affairs with Bangladesh from its New Delhi office and for this it is facing manifold problems.
“For strengthening the existing bilateral relations between the two countries, we have decided to open a consul office in Dhaka,” the newly-appointed Ambassador said.
Mentioning that Bangladesh is manufacturing high quality medicine, the food minister said the country exports huge volume of drugs to different countries across the world.
Besides, it produces international standard leather and leather goods, ceramics, electronics goods.
Referring to a recent memorandum of understanding signed with Ukrain on importing wheat, the minister said the government is directly importing 100,000 tonnes of wheat under the understanding.
He thanked the envoy for taking the initiative on opening the consul office in Dhaka and assured him of providing all-out support of the government during his tenure in Bangladesh.
“As a member of the Russian Federation, Ukraine contributed a lot to the struggle for the liberation of Bangladesh,” the minister said adding the nation always recalls it.
The then Russian Federation provided due assistance to Bangladesh in reconstruction of the war-ravaged Bangladesh, especially for developing the Chittagong port, the minister said.
Food secretary Barun Dev Mitra, director general of Food Directorate Ahmed Hossain Khan and joint secretary of Food Division Khandakar Atiur Rahman were also present at the meeting.