In a major development, Bangladesh is set to import 3 lakh tonnes of wheat primarily Russia.
The two countries reached a consensus at a meeting between Russian Ambassador in Dhaka Alexander Vikentevich Mantitsky and Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder at the secretariat in Dhaka on Thursday.
Moscow is interested to play its role to secure food security in Bangladesh and as a part of this the Russian ambassador proposed wheat export, a press note of the Ministry of Food reads.
In the meeting, Sadhan told the Russian envoy that Bangladesh's relations with Russia are very excellent which is expanding gradually in various fields, including trade and investment.
The food minister thanked Russia for the decision about exporting wheat to Bangladesh.
“This move will play an important role in the bilateral relationship,” Sadhan added.