Vol. 5 Num 805 Thu. August 31, 2006  

Recruit more seamen
FM urges Cyprus envoy

Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan yesterday requested Cyprus to recruit more Bangladeshi seamen for the seafaring European country.

The plea of the FM came when the new Cypriot High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Andreas Zenonos, paid a courtesy call on him at his office.

During the meeting, the Foreign Minister also sought Cyprus's support and cooperation in obtaining greater economic and trade facilities for Bangladesh from the European Union.

He thanked Cyprus for offering scholarship programmes to the government officials as well as other Bangladeshi nationals for higher study and training in Cyprus.

"Bangladesh and Cyprus are two friendly countries. Bilateral relations and economic cooperation would be strengthened in the days to come," he hoped.

They also discussed cooperation in education, tourism and cultural sectors.

The High Commissioner said there is huge scope for strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries.

In this regard, Zenonos stressed frequent visits of business delegations from both sides for finding new areas of cooperation.