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Foreign Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said Bangladesh is keen to develop closer and deeper economic relations with Austria as it views the country as a close friend.

He said this when the visiting Austrian Ambassador Ferdinand Maultaschl, who is based in New Delhi, called on him at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.

The ambassador presented his credentials earlier yesterday, says a press release.

The adviser also raised the matter of possible Austrian assistance in teaching German language in Bangladesh.

The Ambassador said it might be possible to provide such support.

Later the adviser told the media that Bangladesh has very close ties with the EU of which Austria is a key member. “We also collaborate at the UN and Vienna host several UN agencies", he added.

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