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Canada wants to strengthen bilateral relations with Bangladesh

Sathia Kumar

The Foreign Secretary welcomed the decision to appoint Thopil as the first Info-Pacific representative of the Government of Canada.

Canada’s Indo-Pacific Trade Representative Paul J. Thopil paid a courtesy call on Foreign Secretary Masoud Bin Momen.

The meeting was held on Sunday (May 19) at the office of the Foreign Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the meeting, they emphasized mutual commitment to strengthen the existing excellent bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Canada through the advancement of bilateral trade and investment. They discuss various matters of interest.

Canada’s Indo-Pacific Trade Representative shared Canada’s strong commitment to deepening Bangladesh-Canada trade relations in the interest of increased trade and investment for the benefit of the people of both countries. Appreciating Bangladesh’s stable economy and growing market, he expressed the interest of Canadian institutional investors in investing in Bangladesh.

The Foreign Secretary welcomed the decision to appoint Thopil as the first Info-Pacific representative of the Government of Canada.

Masood bin Momen expressed hope that his appointment will help implement Canada’s Indo-Pacific strategy and contribute to the development of countries in the Indo-Pacific region, including Bangladesh.

He (Foreign Secretary) advised Canada to take advantage of Bangladesh’s demographic dividend, geo-strategic location and liberal investment policy to increase trade and investment between the two countries.

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