Ambassador: Bangladesh mulls supplies of Russian oil with Moscow
MOSCOW, Aug 9 (PRIME) -- Bangladesh is trying to reach an agreement with Moscow on supplies of Russian oil in spite of the sanctions, Bangladeshi ambassador to Russia Kamrul Ashan told PRIME on Tuesday.
УWe are now trying to attract RussiaТs attention. Russia helps us build a nuclear power plant in a U.S. $14 billion project. Gazprom has a contract for exploration of gas deposits in Bangladesh. We are trying to agree on imports of Russian oil even though I know it will fall under the U.S. sanctions. Still, we are open for negotiations with Russia,Ф he said.
Previously, students launched protests in the countryТs capital city of Dhaka demanding that the government cut fuel prices and revert a decision to raise the cost of public transportation.