Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – Adviser for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh caretaker government Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury called on visiting Myanmar Vice Senior General Maung Aye at his hotel suite on Tuesday afternoon.

They discussed a range of bilateral, regional and international issues, according to a foreign ministry press statement.

“It was an extremely cordial dialogue. I said how pleased Bangladesh was to work with Myanmar in BIMSTEC and also SAARC where they are now an observer,” Dr. Chowdhury told reporters after the talks.

He said both Bangladesh and Myanmar are least developed countries (LDCs) with common problems and aspirations. “I expressed the hope that the visit will lead to a long-lasting friendship between our two countries,” he added.

BBN/SI/SS/AD-08October08-2:11AM (BST)