Bangladesh Seeks Sri Lankan investment in Tourism

Bangladesh Seeks Sri Lankan investment in Tourism Sector; Sheikh Hasina Extends Invitation To Ranil

by Staff Writer 10-06-2024 | 2:07 PM

COLOMBO (News 1st); Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday (10) sought Sri Lankan investment in Bangladesh's tourism sector for the mutual benefit of the two friendly countries.

Bangladesh media reported that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made the appeal at a courtesy meeting with Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe in New Delhi.

"A discussion on how Sri Lankan investment can come to Bangladesh in its tourism sector was held as Sri Lanka is much ahead in the tourism sector," Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud told a news briefing after the meeting.

The two leaders also had a detailed discussion on mutual cooperation in agriculture and maritime sectors, he said.

"The meeting was just a courtesy call-on. But, the entire gamut of bilateral relations was discussed elaborately," he added.

The Sri Lankan president thanked the Bangladesh premier for helping his country financially in this critical time.

Sheikh Hasina invited the Sri Lankan president to visit Bangladesh.

In reply, Wickremesinghe said that he has a desire to visit Bangladesh, but the election in his country is ahead, reported Bangladesh Media.