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Bangladesh and Bhutan sign three new MoUs


Dhaka, 25 March 2024 (TDI): Bangladesh and Bhutan signed three new Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs)on Sunday, to enhance cooperation in trade, connectivity, electricity, and education.

The MoUs are regarding the establishment of a special economic zone in Kurigram, setting up a burn and plastic surgery unit in Thimphu, and technical cooperation on consumer rights.

The signing ceremony, held in Dhaka, marks a pivotal moment in the relationship between the two nations, setting the stage for multifaceted collaboration across various sectors.

Under the first MoU, both nations have pledged to bolster trade relations and promote economic cooperation.

However, the second MoU focuses on enhancing collaboration in the field of education. Whereas, the third MoU underscores the significance of cultural exchange in strengthening people-to-people ties.

Health Minister Samantha Lal Sen, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) Shaikh Yusuf Harun, Directorate of National Consumers’ Right Protection Director General (Additional Secretary) AHM Shafiquzzaman and Cultural Affairs Secretary Khalil Ahmed signed the MoUs from the Bangladesh side.

Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina witnessed the MoU signing agreement held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Earlier, on his arrival, the Bhutanese king was received by the Prime Minister at her office. The Bhutanese king held a delegation-level meeting with Hasina prior to the MoU signing ceremony.

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Speaking at the signing ceremony, the Honorable Foreign Ministers of Bangladesh and Bhutan expressed their optimism about the future of bilateral relations and the transformative impact of the newly signed agreements.

They emphasized the importance of fostering closer cooperation to address shared challenges and seize opportunities for mutual growth and development.

“Bhutan deeply values its close partnership with Bangladesh. These MoUs demonstrate our shared commitment to working together for the mutual benefit of our citizens. We look forward to even stronger relations in the years to come.”


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