30 October, 2009
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Kazakhstan is willing to open its consulate office in Dhaka and expand trade and business with Bangladesh.

Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Bangladesh Bakhitbek Shabarbayev expressed his government's wishes when he paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the latter's office in the city yesterday.

Sheikh Hasina assured the envoy of looking into the matter of opening consulate office of the Central Asian country in Dhaka.

She said, “Bangladesh attaches due importance to its bilateral relations with Kazakhstan.”

The envoy laid emphasis on exchange of cultural delegations between Bangladesh and Kazakhstan for further strengthening the bilateral ties.

The prime minister and the ambassador also discussed the impacts of climate change on Bangladesh and other developing countries of the world.

Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Secretary Mollah Waheeduzzaman, Press Secretary to the Prime Minister Abul Kalam Azad and Ambassador Ziauddin were present.

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