Staff Correspondent
The government of Russia would continue its cooperation with Bangladesh in different sectors including power, energy, ICT, trade, defense and other areas of mutual interest.
Ambassador of the Russian Federation Alexander Ignatov made the assurance during a meeting with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at his office in the city on Wednesday morning.
He also said his country’s private sector is eager to invest in joint venture projects in Bangladesh.
“Ignatov also expressed his country’s specific interest in importing medicine from Bangladesh and also showed interest in joint venture investment in pharmaceutical sector,” Russian Ambassador was quoted as saying.
Foreign Minister Abdul Momen also urged the government of Russia to invest in Bangladesh on different sectors.
Mentioning the investment-friendly environment of the country, the foreign minister invited the Russian investors to invest in Bangladesh in different sectors.
Dr Momen said, “I cordially invited the Russian investors to invest in Bangladesh in different sectors.” The Foreign Minister also sought Russian support in dealing with the Rohingya crisis and the issue was discussed in detail in the meeting.
In addition to RMG, considering the quality and price here, the Russian government may import Bangladeshi pharmaceuticals in large scale for the benefit of the two peoples, he added.
Recalling the support of the Russian Federation in the Liberation War in 1971, Dr Momen expressed gratitude to the Russian people and stressed on further enhancing the existing bilateral relations between the two time-tested friendly countries in the days ahead.
Apart from bilateral issues, views on regional and international issues of mutual concern were exchanged during the meeting. Both sides agreed to maintain cooperation in different multilateral platforms.

The foreign minister also thanked the Russian government for extending support in establishing the Rooppur Nuclear Power Project and also for the active collaboration in gas field.