Officials of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka on Friday laid emphasis on greater cooperation between the two countries through promoting shipping and air connectivity by reducing airfare.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen, now in Colombo, met Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Dinesh Gunawardena and discussed issues of mutual interest.
During the meeting, they also talked about Sri Lanka importing pharmaceuticals from Bangladesh and cooperation in IT sector.
Foreign Minister Momen will join Sri Lanka's 75th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo on February 4.
The main ceremony of the National Independence Day celebrations will be held on February 4 at 8.30 am at Galle Face Green under the patronage of Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe and Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.