Uzbekistan has agreed to set up its embassy in Bangladesh and restart the Dhaka-Tashkent direct flights, and ease the visa procedure for Bangladeshis.
Foreign Dr AK Abdul Momen had a meeting with visiting Uzbek Deputy Prime Minister Jamshid Khodjaev at a city hotel Friday.
Both countries agreed to enhance connectivity and strengthen cooperation in the textile, pharmaceutical, agriculture, and tourism sectors.
Momen and Jamshid discussed code-sharing (flight sharing agreement) between the national air carriers of the two countries.
Jamshid said setting up direct links between Bangladesh's Chattogram and Iran's Chabahar ports will cut the cost of transportation of goods, helping boost Bangladesh-Uzbekistan trade.
Momen showed interest in importing cotton and fertiliser from Uzbekistan.
Jamshid said Bangladesh can export the cotton imported from Uzbekistan to other countries through value addition.
"As many Bangladeshis are interested in visiting and doing business in Uzbekistan," Momen requested the Uzbek deputy prime minister to make the visa procedure easier for them.
Jamshid said they will introduce the e-visa system for Bangladeshis, which will simplify their entry into Uzbekistan.
The Uzbek deputy prime minister is now in Dhaka for the "3rd meeting of the Bangladesh-Uzbekistan Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation."