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Bangladesh, Belarus Relation – Opens New Friendship corridor

Bangladesh Belarus  RelationBangladesh and Belarus Monday signed a dozen of deals and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in a number of areas, including business and investment, agriculture, education, and science and technology, reports BSS.
Representatives of the two countries signed seven deals and five MoUs in presence of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Belarus’ visiting PM Mikhail Myasnikovich.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Belarus counterpart Mikhail Myasnikovich witnessed the signing of the pacts, which are expected to boost better understanding in all fields and open a new chapter of bilateral exports.
Earlier, two prime ministers held bilateral talks at the Prime Minister’s Office.
At the meeting Sheikh Hasina sought expanded market of Bangladeshi products in Belarus.
“Our Prime Minister urged Belarus to import an increased volume of readymade garments, jute products, frozen food, ceramics and other exportables during her talks with the Belarus premier,” a senior foreign ministry official familiar with the talks said.
The Belarus side assured Bangladesh of extending her hands to ensure expanded entry of Bangladeshi products to Customs Union between Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia founded in 2010 as the three countries opted for economic integration removing all customs borders.
Sheikh Hasina, he said, noted with satisfaction that despite the past two decades of diplomatic ties with the former Soviet Union state, Dhaka- Minsk relations grew rapidly in the past 10 months with several engagements and exchanges.
The official said the Belarus premier told Sheikh Hasina that his country was interested in long-term cooperation with Bangladesh as it already proposed installation of plant of its world reputed Minsk Tractor Factory in Bangladesh and finalised several other investment projects at private sector level.
The two premiers, he said, expected the two countries will be able to give a tangible shape the proposals for enhanced cooperation for mutual benefit ahead of the first meeting of Bangladesh-Belarus Joint Commission, set for next year in Minsk.
The meeting held a day after Myasnikovich arrived in Dhaka on a three-day tour yielded a dozen of bilateral pacts, including seven agreements and five MoUs in areas ranging between investment promotion to military technical cooperation as well as collaborations in the fields of agriculture, education, science and technology and think tanks.
Earlier :Belarus offers $15mn for Bangladesh’s apparel industry development

Belarus has offered Bangladesh $15 million as long-term assistance for the development of readymade garment sector.
Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail V Myasnikovich made the offer during a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the UN Headquarters on Wednesday morning (local time).

Hasina is in New York to attend the 69th UN General Assembly.

Later, briefing reporters, her Media Advisor Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said the prime minister had emphasised boosting cooperation in investment and trade.

He said Myasnikovich congratulated Hasina on her election as Bangladesh’s Prime Minister for the third time.

He said the Belarusian prime minister showed interest in exporting potash to Bangladesh and import pharmaceutical and agricultural products.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Hasina along with other heads of state and government attended a reception hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Apart from joining a luncheon hosted by the UN secretary-general, the prime minister is scheduled to attend a high-level meeting of the ‘Global Education First Initiative’ (GEFI) at the UN headquarters later in the day.

She will address the UNGA on Saturday.

Hasina will also meet her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi that day on the sidelines of the UNGA.

She will spend two days in the United Kingdom before returning home on Oct 2.

Bangladesh and China : Full use of ties can boost development

Akbar Ali Khan, former advisor

If Bangladesh and China can fully utilise their friendship, then both the countries will benefit in all sectors, including economy and culture, said speakers at a seminar yesterday. Speakers were addressing the seminar titled “Rise of China and Sino Bangla … read more

Bangladesh promises better future for next generation: survey

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The majority of the Bangladeshis are optimistic of their children’s economic future thanks to the steady economic growth the country has seen, a recent study found. Around 71 percent of the respondents in the survey conducted by the Washington-based “fact … read more

Home textile exports slump

home Textile

European Union GSP facility for Pakistan, appreciation of the local currency against the US dollar and recent political turmoil are counted as major factors blocking the growth of country’s potential home-textile exports. Industry-insiders listed out these impediments as the export … read more

Bangladesh ‘wildly adopting’ technology: Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Bangladesh was a shining example of digital technology used for delivering financial services to the poor, Bill Gates has said. In a keynote address at Sibos, a banking-industry conference in Boston, the IT mogul described the Bangladesh experience as ‘wild … read more

Bay of Bengal more secure with US Collabration

Bay of Bengal “more secure”,

Bangladeshi and American maritime partnership has made the Bay of Bengal “more secure”, the US ambassador in Dhaka has said. Dan Mozena on Tuesday said Bangladesh could slash piracy at the Bay of Bengal by 70 percent, an achievement that … read more

British Islamic State suspect arrested in Bangladesh

Samiun-Rahman_British Islamic State suspect

Detectives in Bangladesh say they have uncovered a British-led Isil recruitment cell in the capital Dhaka. A British Muslim convert has been arrested in Bangladesh on suspicion of recruiting volunteers to fight with Islamic State jihadists in Syria. Samiun Rahman, … read more

Bangladesh Court Commutes Death Sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee

for Delwar Hossain Sayedee

Delwar Hossain Sayedee Denied Playing Role in Atrocities During Country’s War for Liberation. A Bangladeshi court commuted the death sentence of a senior opposition politician convicted of war crimes to life in prison Wednesday, sparking clashes in the capital. An … read more

Bangladesh-Turkey businesses stress FTA

The Turkish government imposed 17 percent duty on import of textile and garment items from Bangladesh in June 2012 to protect its domestic apparel industry. All Bangladeshi products, except garment items, enjoy zero-duty benefit in the Turkish market. “We are … read more