Turkish Minister appreciates BD's economic growth

Turkish Minister appreciates BD’s economic growth


Turkish Education Minister Ismet Yilmaz on Wednesday appreciated the steady economic growth of Bangladesh dubbing it as a rising economic power in Asia.Recalling the warm and traditional friendship between Bangladesh and Turkey, he expressed the hope that in the coming days, cooperation between the two countries will intensify in all areas, particularly in the field of higher education.
he Turkish minister said this when Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey M Allama Siddiki met him at the latter’s office, according to a message received here from Ankara.
The ambassador briefed the minister on the level and extent of bilateral relations, including trade, defence, education and culture, between the two brotherly countries.
He also hailed the economic progress and development of Turkey in recent years under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Siddiki apprised the minister of the socioeconomic achievements of Bangladesh under the pragmatic and prudent leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina with reference to the targets laid down in Vision-2021 and Vision-2041.
The Turkish minister also evinced keen interest in the next round of Joint Economic Commission (JEC) meeting between the two countries.
The two sides exchanged views and shared ideas about possible cooperation between the University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh and the Higher Education Council (HEC) of Turkey under a mutually agreed protocol.
The minister agreed to enhance Turkish scholarships for the Bangladeshi students.
He showed interest to materialise the idea of holding an education fair in Dhaka to attract more Bangladeshi students to the internationally recognised Turkish universities at a considerably lower cost.


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