Dhaka, Feb 20: Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen met his Austrian counterpart Dr Karin Kneissl on Wednesday and urged the Austrian businessmen and investors to invest in Bangladesh taking advantage of the country’s demographic dividend and attractive packages that are on offer for foreign direct investment (FDI).
He also highlighted Bangladesh’s tremendous socio-economic developments particularly during the last one decade in light of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Vision 2021 and Vision 2041 that envisages the transformation of Bangladesh into Sonar Bangla or Golden Bengal as dreamt by Bangladeshi Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The event was attended by an Austrian Business delegation comprising representatives of 13 leading companies from Austria and different Bangladesh public and private authorities responsible for investment and business promotion.
A few leading Bangladesh companies also took part in the event.
Earlier the day, Bangladesh Foreign Minister held bilateral talks with Austrian Foreign Minister Dr. KNEISSL at the State Guest House Meghna.
During the talks, the two Foreign Ministers discussed various bilateral issues including cooperation between the two countries in vocational training, agriculture, e-learning and renewable energy sectors.
Rohingya issue was discussed with due importance and Austria promised to do its part through the EU.
Both sides expressed hope that the proposed Air Services Agreement would be concluded soon to establish direct air link between Dhaka and Vienna. (UNI)