Vietnam has expressed its keen interest to establish direct air connectivity with Bangladesh.
Vietnam Vice-President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh expressed her government's desire on Friday while holding a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Intercontinental Sydney Hotel in Australia.
Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque briefed reporters after the meeting.
Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh said Bangladesh's trade with Vietnam has increased and it (trade volume) needs to go up further. They are interested to establish direct air connectivity or airlines service," said the foreign secretary.
She also sought Bangladesh's support for Vietnam in the election of non-permanent member post in the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021.
Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, who is now in Sydney to participate in Global Women Summit 2018, congratulated Sheikh Hasina for winning the Global Women Leadership Award.
She also highly praised the prime minister for her role in women’s emancipation and empowerment. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh appreciated Bangladesh for its unprecedented development in socio-economic areas.
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque, PMO Secretary Sajjadul Hassan, Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karin and Bangladesh High Commissioner to Australia Mohammad Sufiur Rahman were present at the meeting.