Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought German investment on electric vehicles and locomotives here to help Bangladesh’s endeavor for green transition as part of its efforts to mitigate climate change.
He made the urge when newly appointed German Ambassador to Bangladesh Achim Tröster called on him on Thursday at state guest house Padma here, a Foreign Ministry press release said here yesterday.
Acknowledging Germany as one of Bangladesh’s largest trading partners, Dr Momen invited the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry to set up its office in Bangladesh.
The foreign minister urged the German Embassy to facilitate student visas for young Bangladeshi applicants.
In the meeting. They also exchanged views about the progress with the E-Passport project implemented by a German company and other possible areas of collaboration including IT enabled services.
Dr. Momen urged Germany to continue to remain engaged on the question of Rohingya repatriation and acknowledged the German support so far.
The minister appreciated Germany’s donation of nearly 8 million AstraZeneca vaccines and other medical equipment.
The foreign minister appreciated the excellent bilateral relations existing between Bangladesh and Germany since the establishment of diplomatic relations.
He congratulated the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on his assumption of office the day before.
The foreign minister extended invitation to his new German counterpart Annalena Baerbock to visit Bangladesh on the occasion of the fifty years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Ambassador Tröster thanked Bangladesh for its generous hosting of the forcibly displaced population from Myanmar.