Ambassador of Turkey to Bangladesh Devrim Öztürk made farewell call on Foreign Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, M.P. at the latter’s office this afternoon.
During the meeting, Foreign Minister expressed happiness at the existing friendly relations and bilateral engagements between the two countries and stressed on further strengthening the existing relations by expanding areas of cooperation for the mutual benefits of the two countries. Both sides agreed to enhance cooperation in all possible sectors of mutual interest including political issues, bilateral trade, investment, disaster management, education, culture etc. He welcomed Turkish cooperation especially in the area of trade and investment, ICT sector, defense, energy and gas exploration etc. Foreign Minister welcomed more scholarships from Turkey for Bangladeshi students those who wish to pursue their higher studies in Turkey.
Foreign Minister thanked the Ambassador for his continuous support to the Rohingyas in the wake of the problem including their early repatriation to Myanmar as well as providing health support to the Rohingyas through establishment of Turkish field hospital in Cox’s Bazar. He briefed the Turkish Ambassador about the recent development of the Rohingya issue and sought the support of the Turkish government in this regard. Apart from Rohingya, he also appreciated the Turkish government for giving permission to establish the busts of the Father of the nation Bangbandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Ankara as a reciprocal arrangement of establishing a bust of Kemal Ataturk on Kemal Ataturk Avenue in Banani, Dhaka.