Bangladesh and Cambodia have signed 10 instruments, including nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs), to boost trade and investment between the two countries.
The instruments were signed with the aim of enhancing cooperation in various fields like tourism, agriculture, civil aviation, ICT and technical education.
The agreements were signed after the official bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Cambodia held at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh on Monday morning.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the Bangladesh side at the talks, while her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen led his country.
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The two prime ministers witnessed the signing, while ministers and high officials concerned penned the documents for their respective sides.
On Sunday, an agreement was signed on cooperation between the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce.
The MoUs inked on Monday were on cooperation in the field of tourism, aquaculture and fisheries, information and communication technology (ICT), and labour and vocational training.
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Two high-level delegation of Bangladesh, on the right side, and Cambodia, led by the prime ministers of both countries, sit for a meeting to iron out the final details of agreements in Phonm Penh, Cambodia on December 4, 2017 PID
MoUs on cooperation and collaboration in the preservation of war history, war monuments and war relics, the modalities for institutional cooperation under the Joint Trade Council, and cooperation and collaboration on matters related to implementation of the 2030 SDGs were also signed.
Besides, MoUs were inked on academic cooperation between Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies and the International Relations Institute of Cambodia, as well as on institutional cooperation on promotion of investment between Bangladesh Investment Authority and the Council for the Development of Cambodia.
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Bangladesh Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, State Minister for ICT Division Junaid Ahmed Palak, Chief Coordinator on Implementation of the SDG Md Abul Kalam Azad, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque, Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Maksudul Hasan Khan, Secretary of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs Aparup Chowdhury, FBCCI President Shafiul Islam and BIDA Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam signed the concerned agreement and MoUs for Bangladesh side.
Concerned ministers and senior officials of the respective ministries and organizations of Cambodia signed the document for their respective sides.