By Mizan Rahman/Dhaka
Bangladesh yesterday sought the co-operation of Qatar to expand religious and halal tourism in Bangladesh.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon made the request when Qatar’s ambassador to Bangladesh, Ahmed Mohamed al-Dehaimi, called on him at the Secretariat in Dhaka.
Menon also sought Qatar’s investment at the exclusive tourist zone at Sarang in southeastern Cox’s Bazar district adjoining the Bay of Bengal sea.
“Qatar is a developed and modern Muslim country of the Middle East and Bangladesh is also a tolerant Muslim country. We have still huge opportunities to expand commerce and trade relations between these two brotherly Muslim nations,” the minister said.
The ambassador informed the minister that a high-level Qatar delegate will visit Bangladesh soon to explore new avenues of co-operation between the two countries.
The envoy requested the minister to send a formal proposal to the Qatar government for investment in the exclusive tourist zone in Cox’s Bazar.
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