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Kamal urges Canada to invest more in Bangladesh

DHAKA, Feb 13, 2018 (BSS) - Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today urged Canada to invest in Bangladesh in a larger volume utilising the existing investment-friendly policy of the government.

The Minister came up with the call when Canadian High Commissioner in Dhaka Benoit Pr‚fontaine met him at his office today, said a press release of the Planning Ministry.

During the meeting, they discussed various issues relating to bilateral interests and hoped that the continued partnership of the two countries would expedite towards further developing the potential sectors of the economy in the future.

Terming Canada a genuine friend of Bangladesh, Mustafa Kamal, commonly known as Lotus Kamal, said Bangladesh has made unimaginable progress during the tenure of the present government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

"Bangladesh has been transformed into a very lucrative and profitable destination of investment due to various investment-friendly programmes of the government," he said.

The Planning Minister underscored the need for further enhancing the economic partnership between Bangladesh and Canada.

In response, the Canadian envoy expressed his country's interest to develop various infrastructures of Bangladesh, especially making investment on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) basis.

Lauding the advancement of Bangladesh in various socioeconomic fields over the last nine years, he said the Foreign Affairs Minister of Canada will visit Bangladesh soon.

Benoit Pr‚fontaine also expressed concern over the current status of the forcibly displaced Rohingyas, who took shelters in Bangladesh.