Oman wants business forum with Bangladesh
Oman has proposed forming a Bangladesh-Oman business forum to explore and strengthen business cooperation between the two countries.
Oman's newly-appointed charge d'affaires to Bangladesh, Abdul Ghaffar Bin Abdul Karim Al- Bulushi, made the proposal when he called on Md Shahriar Alam, state minister for foreign affairs, at the foreign ministry yesterday.
Karim Al-Bulushi emphasised that the boost in trade area needs a business to business interaction and exchange of visit among business communities of the two countries.
He appreciated the role of Bangladeshi workforce in the infrastructure building and development projects and to the economic development of Oman.
They exchanged views on the means and ways of consolidating and expanding the bilateral ties to new areas of cooperation from the single manpower-dominated focus.
The state minister appreciated the independent and balanced foreign policy roles of Oman in the regional and global affairs.
Earlier, Karim Al-Bulushi paid a courtesy call on Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen.
Momen urged him to consider emerging areas of cooperation like agriculture and food security, blue economy and enhanced trade between the two countries, IT and climate change.
Karim Al-Bulushi said Bangladesh may focus on sending skilled workforce like engineers, doctors, nurses, caregivers to keep up the manpower market in Oman.