LAHORE: High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Pakistan, Suhrab Hossain called on the Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, here on Thursday, discussed matters of mutual interest and cooperation in various sectors. Talking to High Commissioner of Bangladesh, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that Bangladesh is a friend of Pakistan and brotherly Islamic country and there is a need to promote trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. He said that Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in socio-economic sectors, the credit of which goes to its leadership. He said that a joint working group should be constituted to explore the prospects of increasing cooperation in various sectors between Punjab and Bangladesh.
He said that exchange of cultural, educational and trade delegations for promotion of trade relations between the two countries are of great importance. He said that Pakistan is facing serious problem of terrorism and the nation has written a new history by rendering sacrifices in the war against terrorism. He hoped that with the power of unity, the country would be purged of the menace of terrorism and made a haven of peace. High Commissioner of Bangladesh Suhrab Hossain said that friendly and brotherly ties exist between Bangladesh and Pakistan and exchange of delegations of students and traders is necessary for promotion of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries. He said that direct air links between Dhaka and Lahore would enhance bilateral trade relations. – Onlinenews