Bangladesh and Cambodia today signed 10 instruments — an agreement and nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs) — to boost trade and investment relations as well as enhance cooperation in various fields like tourism, agriculture, civil aviation, ICT and technical education.
The agreements were signed after the official bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Cambodia held at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh here this morning.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the Bangladesh side at the talks, while her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen led his country.
The two prime ministers witnessed the signing, while ministers and high officials concerned of both the countries penned the documents for the respective sides.
The agreement signed today is on cooperation between the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce.
On the other hand, the MoUs inked today are on cooperation in the field of Tourism, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Information and Communication Technology and related industry, MoU on cooperation between the governments of Bangladesh and Cambodia concerning labour and vocational training.
A MoU on cooperation and collaboration in the preservation of war history, war monuments and war relics, MoU on the modalities for Institutional Cooperation under the Joint Trade Council, MoU on Cooperation and Collaboration on matters related to Implementation of the 2030 SDGs were also signed.
Besides, MoUs were inked on Academic Cooperation between Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies and the International Relations Institute of Cambodia as well as on Institutional Cooperation on promotion of Investment between Bangladesh Investment Authority and the Council for the Development of Cambodia.
Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, State Minister for ICT Division Junaid Ahmed Palak, Chief Coordinator on Implementation of the SDG Md Abul Kalam Azad, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque, Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Maksudul Hasan Khan, Secretary of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs Aparup Chowdhury, FBCCI President Shafiul Islam and BIDA Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam signed the concerned agreement and MoUs for Bangladesh side.
Concerned ministers and senior officials of the respective ministries and organisations of Cambodia signed the document for their respective sides.