Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday put emphasis on constructing necessary infrastructures to reap the highest benefits from the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) signed between Bangladesh and Bhutan.
She made the observation during a meeting with visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr. Lotay Tshering at her office.
PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.
He said that both the Prime Ministers discussed on various fields of cooperation between the two countries, especially trade and connectivity.
Both of them agreed to activate the riverine routes so that trade between the two countries could be expanded.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina put emphasis on building more ports of call. For establishing cooperation in hydropower project, she asked for formulating bilateral or tripartite MoU in this regard.
The Bhutanese Prime Minister requested Prime Minister Hasina to issue one time multiple full term visa for their students who are studying in Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh Prime Minister agreed upon the issue and asked the officials concerned for taking necessary steps.
She also said that Bangladesh would cooperate Bhutan in ICT sector, especially providing broadband internet.
Both the leaders also agreed on working together in the United Nations and other forums.
Earlier, the two Prime Ministers also held a tête-à-tête for 45 minutes.
Prime Minister Dr Tshering conveyed the warm greetings of The King and the people of Bhutan to Bangladesh during the meeting.