Bangladesh has expressed its keen interest to work with Tanzania in ensuring food security. Besides, the country wants to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tanzania in the blue economy.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen expressed the interest while talking to Tanzania’s Blue Economy and Fisheries Minister Suleiman Masoud Makame on the sidelines of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) conference in Dhaka on Wednesday (November 23).

A foreign ministry press release confirmed the information on Thursday (November 24).

Tanzania’s Blue Economy and Fisheries Minister Suleiman Masoud Makame said his country is interested to establish cooperation with Bangladesh in the blue economy by signing an agreement.

Tanzania is particularly interested in aquaculture and deep-sea fisheries, he said.

Suleiman was accompanied by the principal secretary of his ministry while Momen was accompanied by the secretary (east) and other officials of the foreign ministry.

Thanking Suleiman for joining the Council of Ministers (COM) meeting, Momen said Bangladesh has attained remarkable achievements in agriculture, including fisheries, health and other socio-economic areas.

He proposed that Bangladesh and Tanzania work together to achieve food security.

Suleiman said Tanzania would offer contract farming opportunities to Bangladesh entrepreneurs.

The Tanzanian minister also proposed that Bangladesh can share the ecotourism experience of Tanzania.

The foreign minister sought the support of the Tanzanian government on the Rohingya issue as well as in different elections in international platforms where Bangladesh would have candidature.

Momen invited Tanzanian entrepreneurs to invest in Bangladesh’s economic zones.

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