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Karan briefs Sheikh Hasina on developments in Fiji

November 04
10:04 2013

Visit invitations, agri links move as ties grow

Fiji’s High Commissioner to India, Yogesh Karan recently met with the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka.
He told her about the current developments unfolding in the country.
During the meeting, Mr Karan thanked the Prime Minister and briefed her on the Fijian Government’s Look North Policy’ and highlighted Fiji’s engagement with the international community.
“Fiji has significantly enhanced both its bilateral and multilateral relations internationally in the recent years,” Mr Karan said.
They also discussed exchanging trade missions and deployment of expertise in prioritised areas of development since Bangladesh was a growing economy.
Mr Karan said that since Fiji has an Honorary Consulate in Bangladesh, with Sameeb Rasheed as Fiji’s Honorary Consul General, much of the inquiries for trade and investment could be promptly managed in Bangladesh for Fiji.
Mr Karan also paid a courtesy call to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Dipu Moni, where discussions were focused on bilateral relations.
Dr Moni extended invitations, through Diplomatic Note, to her counterpart – Ratu Inoke Kubuabola and also to the Minister for Agriculture, Inia Seruiratu to visit Bangladesh.
Both the countries are considering a memorandum of understanding in agricultural co-operation where the Government of Bangladesh is willing to provide assistance in deployment of expertise to Fiji.
Mr Karan also had meetings with top leaders of the private sector and discussed about the investment opportunities available here.
“Economic power is shifting to Asia and Fiji needs to capitalise on such opportunities competitively,” Mr Karan said.
He also invited entrepreneurs from Bangladesh to invest in Fiji as the government has provided attractive incentives for investments, which included efficient systems in place for business registrations.

–––– MINFO NEWS

Fiji’s High Commissioner to India Yogesh Karan (right), in the meeting after presenting his credentials to the President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Abdul Hamid. Photo: MINFO NEWS

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