Foreign Minister speaks to his Chinese counterpart about combatting Coronavirus
Bangladesh sought to bring a Chinese team of experts to support Sheikh Russel Gastro Liver Institute and Hospital, one of the three hospitals declared a dedicated facility in Dhaka for coronavirus treatment for Diplomats. Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen made the proposal during his 45-minute telephone conversation with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi. He also talked on the possibility of accepting a Chinese medical team of experts comprising of doctors, nurses and technicians to treat coronavirus patients and provide training to Bangladeshi medical professionals and importing ventilators from China during this critical moment. He requested the Chinese foreign minister to consider deferral of payments against all back to back letters of credit opened in favour of Chinese suppliers for one year. https://www.thedailystar.net/health/news/combating-coronavirus-bangladesh-seeks-chinese-experts-sheikh-russel-gastro-liver-institute-1890877
Ministry of Foreign Affairs facilitates return of 124 stranded Foreign Nationals to their home counties
Today, 10 April 2020, Ministry of Foreign Affairs facilitated return of 124 stranded nationals of 15 European countries from Dhaka by a Special flight chartered by the Germany Embassy in Dhaka. There were also some Bangladeshi-German nationals in the group. The German Ambassador to Bangladesh who came to the airport to see the passengers off said that most of these people who left Dhaka were engaged in many developemnt projects in Bangladesh where the work is temporarily suspended due to holidays declared by the Government of Bangladesh to prevent the spread of Corona virus. These foreign nationals are expected to return to BANGLADESH as soon as the Government declared holidays are over. There were also some nationals who come to BANGLADESH to meet their families and for business purpose. The German Government thanked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate the process.
List of COVID-19 related Telemedicine Service Providers Launched
In collaboration with a2i/PMO and ICT Ministry a “List of Telemedicine Service Providers” has been developed and launched. The links are provided below to consult online COVID-19 related online service providers by any Expatriate Bangladeshi or any Bangladeshi in the country.
The callers just have to click on any of the website links to get connected with these service providers.
Inter-governmental solidarity to fight Corona virus
Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming has written an open letter to the people of Bangladesh, saying that China and its people will stay with the country in this war against the common enemy of coronavirus.
Solidarity is the most powerful weapon against coronavirus: Chinese ambassador
Bangladesh stands by Maldives
A Bangladesh Navy ship sailed for the Maldives carrying more than 100 metric tons of food, medicines and medical equipment as assistance from the government of Bangladesh for the Maldives. As per the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with the Bangladesh High Commission in Male is facilitating dispatch and delivery of the materials to the Maldives in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic in the Indian Ocean archipelago.
At the directive of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, two consignments of emergency medicines have been dis-arched to Bhutan for the safety of senior citizens of Bhutan to prevent them from attacks of COVID-19.
Bangladesh Navy Ship delivers food, medicines and medical equipment for Maldives
Today, 22 April 2020, a Bangladesh Navy ship arrived and delivered at a ceremony more than 100 metric tons of food, medicines and medical equipment as assistance from the government of Bangladesh for the Maldives. At the directive of Hon'ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh Navy along with the Bangladesh High Commission in Male facilitated the dispatch and delivery of the consignment . At the receiving ceremony at Male, the Foreign Minister, Defense Minister and Chief of Defense Force of Maldives and the Bangladesh High Commissioner to Maldives were present.
Bangladesh consignment of medical supplies handed over to Bhutan
On 23 April 2020, the good-will consignment of the Bangladesh Prime Minister of Sheikh Hasina to the King of Bhutan to deal with the Corona Pandemic in Bhutan was handed over to the Bhutanese authority by the Bangkadesh Ambassador to Bhutan. This reflects Bangladesh's commitment to supporting our friendly countries in this crisis time.
Maldives President thanks the Hon’ble Prime Minister for relief materials and medical equipment
Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih today expressed his gratitude to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for sending medical equipment and relief materials to his country to face the Covid-19 situation there. "During the 10-minute-long telephone conversation, HPM Sheikh Hasina assured the Maldives president that Bangladesh will continue cooperation and assistance to the friendly and neighbouring countries during their time of need”