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Bangladesh seeks enhanced trade, investment cooperation with Timor-Leste

GreenWatch Desk Trade 2022-08-04, 9:03pm

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Bangladesh and Timor-Leste, a Southeast Asian nation, have discussed ways to expand the relations with an enhanced cooperation in the areas of trade and investment.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has met Timor-Leste’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Adaljiza Albertina Reis Magno on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and discussed issues of mutual interest.

Momen is now on a three-day visit to Cambodia to attend the 29th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).

Both the Ministers expressed deep satisfaction at the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries and pledged to further strengthen the relations in depth and dimensions, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.

During the meeting, the two Ministers shared their views for mutual benefits and they discussed the issues of Rohingya repatriation, Bangladesh peacekeeping force, poverty alleviation, mass education, women empowerment, agricultural research, fisheries, livestock & poultry industries, digitization, youth development and student exchange programme.

Momen underscored the need for regular exchange of visits at the high political and official levels as it is a very important tool for strengthening existing relations.

The meeting concluded to collaborate and share experience toward a more efficient partnership in the days ahead.

Bangladesh Ambassador to Cambodia and Director General for Regional Organizations wing of the Ministry accompanied the Foreign Minister during the meeting, reports UNB.