Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates are expected to sign three agreements during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Dubai visit from November 16 to November 19.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen made the remark at a press briefing in his ministry office yesterday.
“Two bilateral cooperation documents and a protocol will be signed during the visit,” he said.
The prime minister would also inaugurate the NID registration programme for non-resident Bangladeshis during the visit, Momen said.
The tour to Dubai was made at the invitation of UAE’s ruler Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashed al Maktoum to join the Dubai Air Show-2019 and other programmes, he added.
Apart from the ruler of Dubai, Momen said Sheikh Hasina would also hold meetings with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and UAE’s Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation Sheikh Fatima Bint Mubarak.
The three agreements, expected to be signed between the two countries, are bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh Investment Development Authority and Emirates Development Authority, between Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority and Emirates Economic Zone Authority and protocol on Allotment of Land Plot for Bangladesh Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
“The Hon’ble Prime Minister will inaugurate NID registration programme of the nonresident Bangladeshi living in the UAE at the Embassy of Abu Dhabi,” Momen said.
The registration facility is expected to benefit the Bangladesh expatriates living in the UAE for whom it is difficult to come to Bangladesh for registration purpose which involve expenditure and time.
During the visit, the prime minister is also expected to meet with big UAE investor groups and business people of the UAE, Momen said, adding that the UAE already showed interest to develop Sea port and related infrastructure in Bangladesh.
Besides, he said the Emirates Economic would like to invest in waste management sector and create a hub in Bangladesh Economic Zone for international exports of Halal products to the gulf countries.
“It is expected that the visit will have positive impact on UAE investment to Bangladesh in different sectors and will help in enhancing cooperation between the investment authorities,” Momen said.