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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.

Sheikh Hasina lays foundation stone for Dhaka Metro rail project

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An historic phone call of Hasina – Khaleda

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We’ll win fight against poverty: PM

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has received South South Awards 2013

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Bangladesh Power Development : India begins power transmission to Bangladesh

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At UN Prime Minister of Bangladesh spotlights country’s development progress

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Election related confusion mounting in Bangladesh

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Sheikh Hasina Void : Caretaker government system !!! Respecting democracy – rights of the common people

Rejecting to restore the caretaker government system, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said in New York on Wednesday night that all the doors to the caretaker system have been closed. “People are the source of power…we all need to be aware … read more

In Bangladesh, Hillary Clinton urges political reconciliation

Hillary and Sheikh Hasina

As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives in Dhaka, she urges feuding factions to settle their differences. She’s also expected to encourage greater U.S.-Bangladeshi cooperation. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday urged Bangladesh’s squabbling political factions … read more