Bangladesh, Sri Lanka sign 14 instruments

2 countries agree to sign FTA this year

Published : 14 Jul 2017, 12:59

Jagoroniya Desk

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka today signed 14 instruments, including one between Shipping Corporations of the two countries.

The signing ceremony was held at the Prime Minister's Office in Dhaka after a bilateral meeting between visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka agreed to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries within this year to boost trade cooperation between the two countries.

Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque said this while briefing reporters after the official talks. 

Prior to sitting for the bilateral talks, President Sirisena and Prime Minister Hasina had a tete-a-tete for a while from 10:15am.

Earlier, Sheikh Hasina received the Sri Lankan President on his arrival at the PMO at 10:00am.

President Sirisena arrived in Dhaka yesterday on a three-day state visit, highlighting the growing ties between Dhaka and Colombo.

Source: unb

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