:: Peoples Time Online ::
Outgoing ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh Prof. Dr. Chop Lal Bhusal and his spouse today made a farewell call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office here today.
Dr Bhusal thanked the Prime Minister for her government’s support in discharging his duties in Bangladesh. He particularly recalled the support of the Foreign Minister and Commerce Ministry with gratitude.
Briefing reporters after the meeting PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said they discussed various issues relating to mutual interests particularly cooperation on hydrological electricity and communication sectors.
The envoy said his country wants to export hydroelectricity to Bangladesh. A proposal of Bangladesh to import 500 MW power from Nepal will get priority in the coming business summit in Nepal, he said.
The prime minister renewed her proposal to Nepal to use Syedpur Airport which is being developed as a regional airport which distance is only in 20 minutes by air from eastern Nepal.
About development of road communications the Prime Minister said Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal have signed an agreement for development of the communication in the region aimed at enhancing trade and business.
She laid importance on activating the BBIN agreement and removing the existing visa complications.
Nepalese ambassador requested the Prime Minister for full time visa for about 4,000 Nepalese students now studying in Bangladesh instead of temporary residing permission.
Terming Sheikh Hasina as the ‘leader of the region’ the Nepalese ambassador hoped that relations of Bangladesh with his country would be further strengthened during the current tenure of her government.