Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen urged the Australian companies to invest in Bangladesh taking the advantage of ‘attractive and investment-friendly’ environment in the country.
‘Making investment in Bangladesh is much more profitable than any other country in the region,’ the FM said during a telephone conversation on Thursday with his Australian counterpart Marise Ann Payne.
Momen said Bangladesh had investment-friendly environment and would also welcome any company wanted to shift in Bangladesh to invest here, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday.
‘Bangladesh has been preparing 100 economic zones where the Australian investors can invest and make profit,’ he said adding that Bangladesh had 28 Hi-tech parks and a significant number of skilled workforce in IT sector.
Seeking cooperation from his counterpart over Rohingya repatriation, the FM said, ‘The future safety will be ensured only if Rohingyas go back to their homeland in Myanmar.
‘Rohingyas aren’t Bangladeshis,’ said Momen adding that Bangladesh had sheltered them temporarily on humanitarian ground.
The Bangladesh foreign minister urged other countries to come forward to take responsibilities of the Rohingya population.
Mentioning that Bangladesh was holding the post of president of Climate Vulnerable Forum consisting of 48 countries in the world, Momen sought Australia’s cooperation to achieve the forum’s goal in restricting the world temperature from rising up over 1.5 degree.
He also thanked the Australian government for assisting Bangladeshi students living there during the coronavirus pandemic.