Dhaka, Hanoi for better ties
Dhaka and Hanoi have agreed to enhance cooperation in security and defence and to fight together against transnational crimes and human trafficking.
Dhaka reaffirmed that it would create a favourable condition for Vietnamese companies to explore opportunities here and work with Bangladeshi industries, including those owned by the military.
It also assured Vietnam of providing all logistic support, according to a 14-point joint communiqué issued in Hanoi yesterday at the end of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's three-day visit to Vietnam.
Hasina and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung also agreed to strengthen cooperation in trade and investment, information, communication and agriculture.
They pledged to hold the second meeting of Vietnam-Bangladesh Joint Commission and the first ever Political Consultation between the two foreign ministries.
The agreements signed between the two countries laid necessary legal foundation for relevant agencies and ministries to expand cooperation in specific fields.
Besides, Bangladesh and Vietnam agreed to work together in tackling climate change through adaptation, mitigation, financing and technology transfer.
Both the countries emphasised that the developed countries must take the lead in making ambitious commitment to emission cuts, climate finance and technology transfer. But the developing countries also must play their role in dealing with climate change issues.
Vietnam recognised Bangladesh's desire to build a partnership and extend cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to join the East-West Economic Corridor and Mekong-Ganges Cooperation (MGC), and assured Bangladesh of pursuing the matter with other members.
Both the sides highly valued cooperation and close coordination between the two countries in regional and international forums. They assured each other of supporting Vietnam's candidature in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for 2014-2016 term and Bangladesh's candidature for 2015-2017 term.
Vietnamese PM Nguyen congratulated the government and people of Bangladesh on their great achievement in the country's growing role and position in the region and the world.