MAHATHIR PRAISES BANGLADESH’S PROGRESS
Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha
Mahathir made the courtesy call on Sheikh Hasina as she arrived Kuala Lumpur on a three-day official visit at Hotel Grand Hyatt.
Malaysian car manufacturer ‘Proton’ would open its plant in Bangladesh soon, creating employment opportunity for many Bangladeshi’s. Proton chairman and former Malaysian prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, said this at a meeting with Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.
The prime minister’s press secretary AKM Shameem Chowdhuri said Mahathir highly praised Bangladesh’s progress in all sectors under the dynamic leadership of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
Sheikh Hasina focused on the achievements of Bangladesh in various sectors. She invited Mahathir to visit Bangladesh at his convenience.
A red carpet was rolled out as prime minister Sheikh Hasina reached Kuala Lumpur at the invitation of her Malaysian counterpart, aiming to further deepen bilateral ties.
Malaysian deputy minister on human resources Haji Ismail Haji Abdul Muttalib and Bangladesh high commissioner to Malaysia AKM Atiqur Rahman received Sheikh Hasina on her arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 3:55 pm (local time).
She was given a static guard of honour by the Malaysian Armed Forces at the airport.
Later, the prime minister was taken in a ceremonial motorcade to Hotel Grand Hyatt at Kuala Lumpur where she will be staying during the visit.
A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister and her 30-member entourage left Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 10:15am.
During the visit, four deals and MoUs—Protocol Amending the MoU of 2012 between Malaysia and Bangladesh on the Employment of Workers, MoU between Bangladesh and Malaysia on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism, Agreement between Bangladesh and Malaysia on the Partial Abolition of Visa Requirements and MoU between Bangladesh and Malaysia on Cultural, Arts and Heritage Cooperation—are expected to be signed.
The PM’s delegation members include foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali, expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, civil aviation and tourism minister Rashed Khan Menon, cultural affairs minister Asaduzzaman Noor, state Minister for home Asaduzzaman Khan and high government officials.
DECEMBER 3, 2014