Cooperation of Russia and Bangladesh


Russian Ambassador to Bangladesh Alexander Ignatov on Wednesday said Russian private sector is interested to invest in joint venture (JV) projects in Bangladesh.

During his meeting with Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at the latter’s office, the Russian Ambassador assured that his government would continue cooperation with Bangladesh in power, energy, information communication, trade, defence and other areas of mutual importance.

The Russian envoy also expressed his country’s specific interest in importing medicines from Bangladesh and also showed interest in joint venture investment in pharmaceutical sector.

Mentioning the investment-friendly environment of Bangladesh, Foreign Minister Dr Momen invited the Russian investors to invest in Bangladesh in different sectors.

On trade issues, he mentioned that in addition to RMG, considering the quality and price the Russian government may import pharmaceuticals in large scale for the benefit of the two people.

Apart from bilateral issues, views on regional and international issues of mutual concern were exchanged during the meeting.

Both sides agreed to maintain cooperation in different multilateral platforms.