Serbia, a European country, has shown interest in taking skilled and semi-skilled workers from Bangladesh. Therefore, the country has proposed to set a strategic direction between the governments of the two countries.
During a courtesy call in Belgrade, Serbian President Aleksandar Vusic expressed his interest in Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen.
Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has highly praised development journey of Bangladesh under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina despite challenges posed by Covid pandemic.
During the meeting, Dr. Momen mentioned cordial and traditionally close relationship between Dhaka and Belgrade which is rooted in history.
He specially touched on the personal friendship between Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and President of former Yugoslavia Josip Broz Tito.
Serbian President was enthused to learn that Bangladesh is currently celebrating the Birth Centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the Golden Jubilee of Independence of Bangladesh.
While underlining forging stronger trade and economic links between the two friendly countries, Dr Momen urged Serbian investors to import from Bangladesh and invest in the country utilizing excellent investment climate
offered by the government.
The foreign minister sought support of the friendly countries like Serbia in putting pressure on Myanmar junta for the volunteer, safe and sustained repatriation of 1.2 million forcefully displaced Rohingyas sheltered in
The Serbian president appreciated the generosity of Bangladesh in this regard.
Bangladesh foreign minister is currently attending the High Level Commemorative Meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in Belgrade which is being attended by over 40 Ministers and
representatives from around 70 countries.
He is scheduled to meet a few other dignitaries during his current visit.
Momen extended an invitation to the Serbian President to visit Bangladesh on behalf of the President of Bangladesh. He also invited the President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh to visit Serbia.