Bangladesh, Russia ink deal on visa-free visit

Dhaka,  Monday,   2016-09-23
Published : 23 Sep 2016, 14:06:18

Bangladesh, Russia ink deal on visa-free visit

Bangladesh, Russia ink deal on visa-free visit
Bangladesh and Russia inked an agreement on visa-free visit for persons holding diplomatic and official (service) passports.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V Lavrov signed the deal on behalf of their respective governments in a meeting at the UN Headquarters on Thursday.

The agreement once implemented will ease and enhance the level of engagements between the peoples of the two friendly countries, said foreign ministry in Dhaka on Friday.

During the meeting, the two foreign ministers discussed issues of mutual interests.

They also discussed the possibility of a visit by Russian Prime Minister Medvedev to Dhaka sometime early 2017.

The Russian side showed interest in formalising a few agreements, including the Inter-governmental cooperation, maritime cooperation, and send delegation to Dhaka to further the ongoing discussion.

Foreign Minister Ali thanked the Russian government for its continued support to Bangladesh and especially referred to the implementation of the country's first nuclear power plant under the Russian assistance.

Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque was present during the meeting, according to a news agency report.

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