Belarus has offered Bangladesh $15 million as long-term assistance for the development of readymade garment sector.
Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail V Myasnikovich made the offer during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the UN Headquarters on Wednesday morning (local time).
Hasina is in New York to attend the 69th UN General Assembly.
Later, briefing reporters, her Media Advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said the prime minister had emphasised boosting cooperation in investment and trade.
He said Myasnikovich congratulated Hasina on her election as Bangladesh’s Prime Minister for the third time.
He said the Belarusian prime minister showed interest in exporting potash to Bangladesh and import pharmaceutical and agricultural products.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Hasina along with other heads of state and government attended a reception hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Apart from joining a luncheon hosted by the UN secretary-general, the prime minister is scheduled to attend a high-level meeting of the ‘Global Education First Initiative’ (GEFI) at the UN headquarters later in the day.
She will address the UNGA on Saturday.
Hasina will also meet her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi that day on the sidelines of the UNGA.
She will spend two days in the United Kingdom before returning home on Oct 2.
Source: Bd news24