Dhaka, Oct 29 : Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has formally invited her Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina to visit Italy to further strengthen the existing friendly relations between the two countries.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen held a meeting with Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Italy Manlio De Stefano at the Italian Foreign Ministry in Rome on Monday where the invitation was extended to the Prime Minister.
The Foreign Minister, who is on an official trip in Europe, expressed thanks on behalf of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina informing that the invitation has been received and accepted, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.
He said the Prime Minister will be happy to visit Italy on official bilateral trip at a mutually convenient date in the near future.
During the meeting, Foreign Minister DrMomen informed Italian Undersecretary of State about the initiatives taken by the government of Bangladesh to attract foreign investment, including the special economic zones, one-stop-service, hi-tech parks, the tax incentives offered for setting up industries etc.
The Foreign Minister called upon the Italian businesses to invest in Bangladesh for win-win situation.
At the invitation of Bangladesh Foreign Minister, Undersecretary of State De Stafano agreed to visit Bangladesh in 2020 with a business delegation from Italy.