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07:46 PM, October 19, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 07:52 PM, October 19, 2020

Bangladesh-Bhutan likely to sign Preferential Trade Agreement soon

Bangladesh is likely to sign a Preferential Trade Agreement with Bhutan soon as the two countries are eager to boost trade.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam today discussed the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) and different trade issues with Bhutanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Rinchen Kuentsyl.

The Bhutanese envoy made a call on the state minister at the foreign ministry today.

They also discussed on ways to improve cooperation on education, health and IT sectors, said a foreign ministry statement.

The Bhutanese ambassador showed interest in State Minister Shahriar Alam's proposal that Bhutan provide technical assistance in setting up a vegetable processing plant in Bangladesh.

They also discussed organising a joint programme to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bhutan's recognition of Bangladesh's independence.

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