Bangladesh, Norway keen to broaden economic partnership

Norway and Bangladesh recently expressed interest in broadening economic partnership through trade, investment and maritime sector cooperation. The two sides also discussed the potential for investments in offshore renewable energy. Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen briefed his Norwegian counterpart Annekin Huitfeldt about the measures taken in building safety and green production facilities in the apparel sector.

Momen met the visiting Norwegian minister in Dhaka on April 24. The latter showed interest in the ship-breaking industry and enquired about Bangladesh’s plans concerning ratifying the Hong Kong Convention.

They underscored the overriding priority for an effective ceasefire in Ukraine and expressed concern over the humanitarian situation, according to Bangladeshi media reports.