Friday, February 22, 2019 | ePaper

BREAKING NEWS:

Dhaka-KL defence training deal soon

  • Print


Visiting Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad bin Sabu called on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office on Thursday.

UNB, Dhaka :
Visiting Malaysian Defence Minister Mohamad Bin Sabu on Thursday said preparations are on to sign a memorandum of understanding between Bangladesh and Malaysia on defence training and technical cooperation.
"We're preparing to sign an MoU on defence training and technical cooperation," Mohamad Bin Sabu said when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina her office.
PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
The Malaysian minister said the bilateral relations between the two countries are very good. "We'll continue to promote this for the mutual benefits of the two countries."
He conveyed greetings of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to Sheikh Hasina.
Sabu appreciated the economic development of Bangladesh under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina. "The country's 7.78 percent GDP growth is highly appreciable," he said.
About the Rohingya crisis, he said Malaysia will continue supporting Bangladesh over the repatriation of forcibly displaced Rohingyas.
Sheikh Hasina said, the international pressure should continue on Myanmar  
for taking their nationals back. She said Bangladesh is now developing an island for relocating the Rohingyas.
Describing the South and Southeast Asian countries as resourceful ones, Sheikh Hasina stressed the need for cooperation among the countries to expedite the development pace of this region.
Focusing on development of agricultural sector in Bangladesh, she said Bangladesh is now a food-sufficient country. "We've developed saline and drought-tolerant rice variety, too."
Emphasizing strengthening the relations among Muslim countries, the Prime Minister described fratricidal conflicts among the Muslim countries as unfortunate.
Hasina congratulated Sabu for being elected as Member of Parliament and being appointed as the Defence Minister of Malaysia in the new cabinet.
She recalled her visit to Malaysia in December 2014 and greeted Mahathir Mohamad.
Principal Secretary Md Nojibur Rahman, Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division Lt Gen Md Mahfuzur Rahman and PM's Military Secretary Major General Miah Mohammad Zainul Abedin were present at the meeting.

More News For this Category

Six ex-Krishi Bank officials sent to jail

Court Correspondent :A Dhaka court yesterday sent six former officers of Bangladesh Krishi Bank to jail after they surrendered in a case filed for misappropriating Tk 152 crore.Judge KM

4th phase of UZ polls March 31: EC

UNB, Dhaka :The Election Commission on Wednesday announced schedule for holding election to 122 upazila parishads of 16 districts in the fourth phase on March 31.According to the election

Reception to Kuwait envoy held

On the occasion of the 58th National Day and the 28th Liberation Day of the State of Kuwait, the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait in Bangladesh Adel Mohammed

ISIL bride' Shamima to seek Dutch citizenship

ISIL bride' Shamima to seek Dutch citizenship

Al Jazeera News  :Shamima Begum, one of the three British schoolgirls who left the UK to live in ISIL's so-called "caliphate", has said she will try to seek Dutch

Vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer

AFP, Paris :The rapid scale-up of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could virtually eliminate cervical cancer in a handful of rich countries within three decades, and in most other

10 more killed in road crashes

Staff Reporter :At least 10 more persons, including an SSC examinee were killed and several others seriously injured in separate road crashes across the country on Wednesday.In Lalmonirhat, At

Dhaka's air quality unhealthy

UNB, Dhaka :Bangladesh's capital Dhaka ranked fifth on Wednesday in the AirVisual Index of the world's cities with the worst air quality. In the real-time air quality ranking, Dhaka

Entry of journos in courtroom needs for transparency of judiciary: CJ

Staff Reporter :Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain on Wednesday advocated for ensuring the entrance of the journalists in the courtroom for transparency of the judiciary.He said this after the

Myanmar should allow Rohingyas to return: Hasina

Khaleej Times, Abu Dhabi :More than 700,000 Rohingya refugees crossed over to Bangladesh in 2017.Visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that Myanmar should take the responsibility and

Nazrul wants Jamaat to apologise over 71's role

Staff Reporter :BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan on Wednesday said that Jamaat-e-Islami should apologise to the nation for its role in 1971during the liberation war."The demand has