Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked for Moroccan investment in Bangladesh’s economic zones for mutual benefits of the two countries.
“We’re developing 100 economic zones across the country for further industrialization and generating employment,” PM Hasina said, adding, “Morocco could make investment in these economic zones which will be beneficial for both countries.”
The premier made the request when newly appointed Moroccan Ambassador to Bangladesh Majid Halim paid a courtesy call on her at her Jatiya Sangsad office on Monday.
“Together we can identify the areas of cooperation for mutual benefits of the two countries,” Sheikh Hasina said.
Referring to Bangladesh’s success in agriculture sector, the prime minister said Bangladesh could share its experience with Morocco.
“We’ve increased food production through research,” Hasina said and added, “We are providing food 160 million people and there is no food deficit in the country.”
Sheikh Hasina said her aim is to build Bangladesh as a developed and prosperous country.
She also reiterated her government’s “zero tolerance policy” against terrorism and militancy.
“People of all faiths are performing their religion freely,” she added.
The Moroccan ambassador expressed his country’s interest in enhancing economic cooperation with Bangladesh and offered assistance in the areas of tourism, power and renewable energy.
“We want to boost relations in the fields of trade and economy, and more areas of cooperation could be explored,” he said.
While talking about different international issues, Halim said Morocco shares common views with Bangladesh on many matters.