Prime Minister Khaleda Zia Thursday urged Malaysian entrepreneurs to come up with more fully owned and joint venture investments in Bangladesh in different sectors and also import more pharmaceuticals and other items from this country, reports BSS.
The call came when the outgoing Malaysian High Commissioner Ashaary Bin Sani made a farewell call-on Khaleda Zia at her office in the city.
Referring to Bangladesh's growing potentials in the rubber sector, the Prime Minister called for relocation of rubber industries and other light engineering industries of Malaysia to Bangladesh.
The high commissioner stressed further increase of trade transactions between Malaysia and Bangladesh and expressed the hope that the chambers of the two countries would take necessary measures to promote trade links.
Asraary, who is going back home on completion of a three-year diplomatic assignment in Bangladesh, appreciated Prime Minister Khaleda for bringing lots of changes and developments in different sectors in Bangladesh.
Recalling her meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Ahmad Badawi during the second South Summit of the G-77 in Doha in last April, Khaleda Zia renewed invitation to her Malaysian counterpart to visit Bangladesh.
Describing Malaysia as a close Asian neighbour of Bangladesh, she said the peoples of the two countries enjoy close relations among themselves for their common faith. She said Bangladesh is also happy to see the tremendous progress of Malaysia.
Expressing his feeling about Bangladesh, Ashaary said the people of this country are very good and warm-hearted. "I have enjoyed my work and stay here," he remarked.
He mentioned that various steps were taken during the last three years to increase cooperation and cement bilateral ties between Bangladesh and Malaysia.
Ashaary also referred to visits of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to Malaysia twice during her present tenure and also the visit of former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohammad to Bangladesh.
The envoy informed Khaleda Zia about the sad demise of the spouse of Malaysian Prime Minister Badawi Thursday morning.
Khaleda Zia expressed her deep grief at her death and urged the high commissioner to convey her condolence. The Prime Minister also expressed her deep sympathy to the members of the bereaved family and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.