PM for reaping highest benefits

PTA with Bhutan

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasized constructing necessary infrastructures to reap the highest benefits from the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) signed between Bangladesh and Bhutan.

She made the observation during a meeting with visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering at her office in Dhaka on Wednesday. Prime minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

He said that both the prime ministers discussed various fields of cooperation between the two countries, especially trade and connectivity.

Both of them agreed to activate the riverine routes so that trade between the two countries could be expanded.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina put emphasis on building more ports of call. For establishing cooperation in the hydropower project, she asked for formulating bilateral or tripartite MoU in this regard.

The Bhutanese prime minister requested Sheikh Hasina to issue one time multiple full-term visa for their students who are studying in Bangladesh.

The Bangladeshi premier agreed upon the issue and asked the officials concerned for taking the necessary steps.

She also said that Bangladesh would cooperate with Bhutan in the ICT sector, especially providing broadband internet. Both the leaders also agreed on working together in the UN and other forums.

Earlier, the two prime ministers also held a tête-à-tête for 45 minutes.


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