To make Portuguese universities more accessible to Bangladeshi students, Bangladesh has urged the government of Portugal to open an Embassy in Dhaka or offer periodic consular services in Dhaka from the Portuguese Embassy in New Delhi.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam raised the issue during his meeting with Vice President of the Assembly of Republic of Portugal Adao Jose Fonseca Silva at the Parliament of Portugal in Lisbon on Wednesday.
The idea was welcomed by the Vice President of the Assembly, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.
Discussing global issues of mutual concern, the State Minister sought continued support of Portugal on the issue of Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals at the international level.
During the talks, the Vice President acknowledged the contribution of Bangladeshi expatriates in Portugal and the robust people-to-people ties existing between the countries.
The State Minister proposed the formation of an Inter-Parliament Friendship Group as a forum to foster contacts and exchanges between the two Parliaments in the near future.