State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam on Saturday said Bangladesh wants to walk togeth-er with the countries in the region by resolving the issues through discussion and joint efforts.
He also laid emphasis on sharing good practices among partner countries as Bangladesh seeks coopera-tion in the region.
The State Minister was talking to reporters after three separate bilateral meetings with Australian Assis-tant Minister for Foreign Affairs of Australia, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan and Assistant Minister of UAE on the sidelines of the 6th Indian Ocean Conference in Dhaka.
He said the leaders who are participating in the Indian Ocean Conference have highly appreciated Bang-ladesh’s progress and its continued efforts for establishing regional peace.
Shahriar said Bangladesh has emerged as 35th largest economy in the world under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
He said Bangladesh seeks support from its partners in terms of extension of duty free benefits till 2029.
Responding to a question, the State Minister said the government is looking into the agreements and signed joint communique with Japan during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s recent visit there so that follow up is done quickly on the targets.