Foreign Minister Dr. Momen calls on Foreign Minister of Brunei Darussalam in Phnom Penh
Dhaka, 05 August 2022 :
A courtesy meeting held between Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen and the Minister of Foreign Affairs II of Brunei Darussalam Dato Seri Setia Haji Erywan bin Pehin Datu Pekerma Jaya Haji Mohd Yusof in Phnom Penh yesterday.
Dr. Momen is currently on a three-day visit to Cambodia to attend the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) ministerial meeting.
They discussed the issues of mutual interest, reasserting their commitment for further strengthening the excellent relations between the two friendly countries in the days ahead.
Dr. Momen shared the concerns of Bangladesh on the issue of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar nationals and urges a more coordinated and proactive support of ASEAN countries for persuading Myanmar for creating a congenial situation for an early, safe and dignified repatriation of more than 1.1 million Myanmar nationals from Bangladesh. He also sought the support of Brunei Darussalam in expediting Bangladesh’s bid to be a Sectoral Dialogue Partner (SDP) of ASEAN.
The two countries agreed to accelerate cooperation in the fields of trade, investment, agriculture, aquaculture & Fisheries, energy, health and pharmaceuticals, connectivity, ICT, tourism, halal trade, human resources development, youth & cultural exchanges etc.
Foreign Minister Dr. Momen calls on Foreign Minister of Timor-Leste in Phnom Penh
Dhaka 05 August 2022:
Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen called on the Minister for Foreign Affairs & Cooperation of Timor-Leste Adaljiza Albertina Reis Magno in Phnom Penh yesterday. Dr. Momen is now on a three-day visit to Cambodia to attend the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) ministerial meeting.
Both the Ministers expressed deep satisfaction at the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries and pledged to further strengthen the relations in depth and dimensions.
During the meeting, the two Ministers shared their views for mutual benefits and they discussed the issues of Rohingya repatriation, Bangladesh peacekeeping force, poverty alleviation, mass education, women empowerment, agricultural research, fisheries, livestock & poultry industries, digitization, youth development, student exchange program etc. and the need for enhanced cooperation in the areas of trade and investment.
Foreign Minister Momen underscored the need for regular exchange of visits at the high political and official levels as it is a very important tool for strengthening existing relations. The meeting concluded to collaborate and share experience toward a more efficient partnership in the days ahead. Bangladesh Ambassador to Cambodia and Director General of Regional Organizations Wing of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs accompanied the Foreign Minister during the meeting.
Foreign Minister calls on EU High Representative in Phnom Penh
Dhaka, 5 August 2022 :
Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen calls on Josep Borrell Fontelles, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission (HR/VP) in Phnom Penh yesterday.
After exchanging pleasantries and reminiscing of their last meeting in New York in September 2021, on the sidelines of UNGA, Dr. Momen informed the HRVP of the tremendous success of Bangladesh in reducing of the poverty level. He also informed about Bangladesh’s crises due to the Ukraine War. He also valiantly raised the issue of repatriation of the Rohingyas, which has never seen any light for the past five years. Moreover, keeping pressure on Myanmar to solve the issue, as countries like the UK, USA, Spain, Japan, Korea, France etc. are investing and doing even more trading with Myanmar. He strongly sought the EU’s support in pressurizing Myanmar to take back their nationals; otherwise, the security and stability of Myanmar and Bangladesh and the entire region may be jeopardised.
Foreign Minister calls on Vietnamese Foreign Minister in Phnom Penh
Dhaka, 5 August 2022 :
Foreign Minister Dr. A K Abdul Momen called on the Foreign Minister of Vietnam Bui Thanh Son in Phnom Penh yesterday.
Dr. Momen invited Vietnam to invest in different sectors, particularly in priority sectors in the Economic zones, agriculture and ICT sectors of Bangladesh. He also suggested the regular exchange of more technical expertise to boost trade, commerce and investment further. He requested Vietnam to exert its friendly influence on Myanmar to take its citizens back to Myanmar. He also sought Vietnam’s support in favour of Bangladesh’s candidacy as a Sectoral Dialogue Partner (SDP) of ASEAN.