Bangladesh, Oct. 21 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday put emphasis on boosting trade and commerce between Bangladesh and Vietnam for mutual benefits of the two countries.

"The Southeast Asia has a huge population and we can enhance our trade and commerce by utilising this advantage," she said.

The Prime Minister expressed this view when outgoing Vietnamese Ambassador in Dhaka Tran Van Khoa paid a call on her at her office in the city on Sunday morning.

After the meeting, PM's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.

Sheikh Hasina said Vietnam has special place in the hearts of Bangladeshis and both the nations struggled for their national independence.

"The people of Bangladesh always extended support to the liberation ...