Bangladeshi PM schedules Bhutan visit


Nov 03: Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to visit Bhutan from November 6-9 with an aim of strengthening bilateral trade relations between the two countries.

A trade agreement is expected to be signed during the visit, with the aim of increasing trade, commerce, and economic growth of the two countries, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Dipu Moni said in Dhaka.

Bhutanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Bap Kesang, who called on Dipu Moni at the Foreign Ministry in Dhaka on Tuesday, said they are well prepared to receive the prime minister in the Himalayan country.

The foreign minister told the ambassador that the visit would provide opportunities for stocktaking of the entire gamut of bilateral relations and generating further impetus to take the existing cordial relations.

She also told that the exchange of visits between the two countries at various levels as well as people-to-people contacts should be encouraged to explore new areas of cooperation, according to a foreign ministry press statement.