Trade, transit, agri deals signed with Bhutan

Dhaka,  Tue,  27 June 2017
Published : 18 Apr 2017, 21:21:48 | Updated : 18 Apr 2017, 21:23:02
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Hasina passes busy day in Thimphu

Trade, transit, agri deals signed with Bhutan
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now on a three-day state visit to Bhutan, has passed a busy day in capital Thimphu on Tuesday.

Dhaka and Thimphu signed five instruments including three Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) and two agreements witnessed by PM Hasina and her Bhutanese counterpart Dasho Tshering Tobgay in the afternoon.

The MoUs and agreements were signed to further boost the bilateral ties between the two countries in the fields of agriculture, trade and commerce and culture.

The signing ceremony was held at the Royal Banquet Hall of Gyalyong Tshogkhang after the bilateral meeting between Sheikh Hasina and Bhutanese PM Dasho Tshering Tobgay.

The Bangladesh prime minister will also attend an international conference on Autism in Thimphu.

The MoU between Agriculture and Food Regulatory Authority, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Royal Government of Bhutan, and Department of Agriculture Extension, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Bangladesh was signed by Namgay Wangchuk, Director General of BAFRA of Bhutan.

The Agreement between Bangladesh and Bhutan on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income was inked by Nim Dorji, Secretary, Ministry of Finance of Bhutan.

The Agreement on Cultural Cooperation between Bangladesh and Bhutan was signed by Foreign Secretary of Bhutan Ambassador Sonam Tshong.

The another MoU penned between the two countries was on Use of Inland Waterways for Transportation of Bilateral Trade and Transit Cargoes between Bangladesh and Bhutan.

The other MoU between Bhutan Standards Bureau (BSB) and Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institute (BSTI) was signed by Sonam Phuntsho, Director General of Bhutan Standards Bureau.

source – BSS

 
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