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Czech keen to invest in BD

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Staff Reporter
Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Bangladesh Milan Hovorka on Wednesday expressed his country's readi-ness to invest in different sectors in Bangladesh.
Hovorka, resident in New Delhi, showed the interest when State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam mentioned about Bangladesh's investment-friendly environment and invited the Czech Republic to invest in the country.
During his meeting with the State Minister at the Foreign Ministry, the Ambassador lauded the impressive pro-gress of Bangladesh in economic and other sectors, particularly the elevation of Bangladesh to the developing country status under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs recalled with appreciation the recognition of Bangladesh by the then Czechoslovakia soon after its independence.
He also expressed satisfaction over the existing bilateral ties between the two friendly countries and noted that there were ample scopes for more bilateral interactions to utilize the potentials of the two countries, said the Foreign Ministry here.
He stressed the intensive interaction both at governmental and private sector levels to explore the full potentials in economic, commercial and technical arena.
The Czech Ambassador thanked the minister for the warm reception and expressed his happiness over the bilat-eral relations between the two countries and agreed to the need for establishing closer commercial and trade ties between the two friendly countries.
They discussed the progress of the ongoing instruments and expressed their determination to follow them up to conclude and operationalise them at the soonest.
Apart from the bilateral issues, both the interlocutors discussed international issues of common interest and emphasized the support of each other in multilateral fora.