The first ever Foreign Office Consultations held on 12 September 2017 between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh and the Foreign Ministry of Georgia. Foreign Secretary Md. Shahidul Haque led the Bangladesh side and David Jalagania, Deputy Foreign Minister of Georgia led the Georgian side.
Both the sides noted that the two countries enjoyed excellent bilateral relations but the potential to expand the gamut of bilateral relations remains immense. Foreign Secretary apprised him of the development activities and achievements of the present government under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. He also briefed him of the regional initiatives taken by Bangladesh to increase the connectivity and proposed to explore multimodal connectivity between Bangladesh and Georgia. Mutual support in different international bodies was also discussed. Education, cultural exchange, cooperation in agriculture, Bangladesh’s possible export to Georgia, exchange of trade delegations, investment in tourism were identified to be priority areas. Both the sides proposed a number of agreements to further strengthen the bilateral relations and mutual engagements. Foreign Secretary also briefed them of the adverse impacts of the climate change on Bangladesh, Bangladesh’s combating the terrorism and extremism and the recent Rohingya crisis. Visits of high level delegations like Ministers, executives and policy makers and judiciary were considered to be the next course of action.