Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that she wants the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and the UAE to have a deeper political engagement.
She is visiting for a five-day official visit on Monday with the hope of strengthening ties with UAE both politically and economically at the invitation of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makdoum, Ruler of UAE, and Vice President and Prime Minister.
During her visit, she will also check out the Expo 2020 Dubai as well as witness finalizing of several significant arrangements.
Sheikh Hasina would also join an international high-level panel on women’s affairs on March 8, International Women’s Day.
She is accompanied by Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen, expatriate welfare minister Imran Ahmad, commerce minister Tipu Munshi and state minister for women and children affairs Fazilatun Nessa Indira, among others.
She is expected to discuss matters involving trade and commerce; investment, manpower, and cooperation in other potential areas including renewable energy.
The Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) will also set up the UAE- Bangladesh Joint Business Council in Dubai to tap the business and investment potential in countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.
Sheikh Hasina told Khaleej Times in an exclusive interview that A joint business council will be launched as Bangladesh eyes increased cooperation from the UAE
The prime minister is scheduled to return home on March 12.