Bangladesh and Cambodia have agreed to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to expand the area of trade cooperation. The agreement is going to be signed as the Prime Ministers of both the countries have agreed to this.
On the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Cambodian Prime Minister Samdek Akka Moha Sena Padei Teko Hun Sen held a bilateral meeting on Thursday night. Foreign Minister said that they agreed to make a free trade agreement in the meeting. AK Abdul Momen told reporters.
The foreign minister said that when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed interest in a free trade agreement with Cambodia, the Prime Minister of Cambodia agreed. Khabar bus.
This meeting was held in the ‘bilateral meeting room’ of Sheikh Hasina’s residence on the occasion of the session of the United Nations General Assembly. Various issues of bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh and Cambodia were discussed in the meeting. At that time, the Prime Minister of Cambodia expressed his interest in signing an agreement regarding the export of rice from his country to Bangladesh.
He invited Bangladesh to invest in agriculture and health infrastructure development sectors in Cambodia.
Hun Sen assured the Prime Minister of Bangladesh that Cambodia, as the chair country of ASEAN, will continue its all-out efforts to resolve the Rohingya crisis.
Besides, the Prime Minister also held a bilateral meeting with the Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Antonio Vitorino. In the meeting, the Prime Minister told the IOM Director General that Bangladesh can help migrant-sending countries by formulating effective recommendations to deal with the challenges that IOM is facing due to the Corona pandemic and the war in Ukraine. The Prime Minister thanked IOM for assisting in the repatriation of Bangladeshi victims who were trafficked to various countries including Libya and the European Union.
The IOM Director General appreciated the various steps taken by Bangladesh for the welfare of migrants. He expressed hope that the field of cooperation between Bangladesh and IOM will be expanded in the future.
Later, the Prime Minister held another bilateral meeting with Kosovo President Vijosa Osmani-Sadriu. Various issues of bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh and Kosovo were discussed in the meeting. Besides, Bangladesh Hindu-Buddhist-Christian Unity Council paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the same place. At that time State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam was present there.