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Bilateral Relations

Malaysia work permit renewal online from March

Malaysia work permit renewal online from March

Foreign workers seeking renewal of their work permits in Malaysia will have to undergo due procedures over the internet from March this year. The manual service at immigration counters will end from February 28, said Mustafa Ibrahim, director general of Malaysian immigration, today. “Permit renewal procedures will be carried out online from March.” “The temporary...

UK lauds Bangladesh’s progress amid political turmoil

UK lauds Bangladesh’s progress amid political turmoil

Despite the current “political conflict” between Awami League and BNP, UK parliament appreciated of the economy in Bangladesh. “Despite the almost constant political turmoil, Bangladesh’s economy continues to perform remarkably well. While there remain many challenges ahead, good progress has also been made on social development,” a report of the House of Commons said...

Minister eyes 4 deals at Bimstec summit

Minister eyes 4 deals at Bimstec summit

Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali today voiced hopes on striking four important deals in the coming Bimstec meeting to step up trade and investment among member states. “We believe early realisation of the Bimstec Free Trade Agreement (Bimstec FTA) to promote trade and investment is of crucial importance,” he told a seminar in Dhaka. He...

Chinese envoy meets Roushan, talks trade

Chinese envoy meets Roushan, talks trade

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met opposition chief and Jatiya Party leader Raushan Ershad today and discussed business cooperation between the two countries. They also discussed different bilateral issues during the meeting at a hotel in Dhaka around 10:00am, Tajul Islam Chowdhury, opposition’s chief whip, briefed media after the meeting. Wang Yi said to have...

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

Hamid seeks more Indian support in power sector

President Abdul Hamid, now in New Delhi on a six-day visit to India, today sought more cooperation from the neighbouring country in the power sector to meet the growing electricity demand at home. The President sought the support when Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj made a call on him at his place of...

Bangladesh sends water to aid Maldives’ crisis

Bangladesh sends water to aid Maldives’ crisis

Bangladesh sent water to the Maldives today in the country’s effort to maneuver out of an extensive water crisis which led to a state of emergency after its capital ran out of drinking water. Bangladesh Navy vessel BNS Samudra Joy departed from Chittagong with 1 lakh litres of drinkable water and five mobile water...

Editorial

Bilateral relations looking up

AT a press briefing at Gono Bhaban yesterday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, among other issues, told journalists that her recent trip to Malaysia aimed to infuse dynamism into the existing bilateral relations between the two countries. The visit was clearly a success as it marked the inking of four deals that included signing of Memorandums of Understanding in the field of tourism, abolition of visa requirements, cultural exchanges, and the most important of all, employment of workers. Malaysia remains a...

Enact law, if needed, to confiscate radicals' funds

Enact law, if needed, to confiscate radicals' funds

Bangladesh and other countries should enact laws to confiscate financial institutions of radical parties if needed, Ed Royce, chairman of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs has said. He made the remark during a meeting with the Bangladeshi ambassador to the US, Mohammad Ziauddin, at Capitol Hill on Wednesday (Washington time), a press...

Hasina to meet Modi on Sept 27

In a bid to take the bilateral relations to a new height through solving pending issues, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will hold talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New York on September 27. Foreign Secretary Shahidul Haque yesterday said the two prime ministers are expected to meet on September 27 on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). He, however, did not elaborate on the matter. Diplomatic sources said Sheikh Hasina will leave...

LAND BOUNDARY, TEESTA WATER-SHARING

Hasina writes Modi for speedy resolution of pending issues

Hasina writes Modi for speedy resolution of pending issues

In an apparent reference to Teesta water-sharing deal and land boundary agreement, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has written a letter to her new Indian counterpart Narendra Modi calling for a "speedy final resolution" of all pending issues between the two countries. "I do believe that under your dynamic leadership we shall be able...

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