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First consignment of rice to arrive from Vietnam in 15 days: Envoy

MNA Business Desk: The first consignment of rice from Vietnam is scheduled to arrive in Chittagong within 15 days, said newly appointed Ambassador of Vietnam to Dhaka Tran Van Khoa.

The Vietnamese Ambassador said this when he met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her parliament office on Thursday.

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. He said the Vietnamese Ambassador expressed satisfaction over the extension of MoU on rice trade with Bangladesh as the first consignment of rice is scheduled to arrive in Chittagong in 15 days.

In this context, Sheikh Hasina said, “We want to keep extra food grains in stock to meet any eventuality.”

Pointing out Vietnam’s socioeconomic development, the Prime Minister said the Southeast Asian nation achieved remarkable successes after the war.

“Vietnam is an example to us and we follow it. We had to fight for independence like Vietnam.” She added.

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