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‘Bangladesh, Bhutan to sign PTA soon’

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 30 October, 2020 12:00 AM
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‘Bangladesh, Bhutan to sign PTA soon’
The newly-appointed Bhutanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Rinchen Kuentsyl calls on Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at state guest house Padma in the capital on Thursday.

The Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) agreement between Bangladesh and Bhutan is expected to be signed very soon.

Foreign Ministers Dr AKM Abdul Momen and newly-appointed Bhuta-nese Ambassador to Bangladesh Rinchen Kuentsyl expressed the expectation during a call on meeting held at state guest house Padma on Thursday.

During the meeting, they emphasised bilateral trade and increasing economic cooperation between the two countries.

Looking forward to launching road connectivity between the two countries, Foreign Minister said that Bangladeshi IT skilled people can help Bhutan in the field of ICT.

Both the countries can also work together to combat the Corona pandemic, said Dr. Momen expressing his gratitude to Bhutan for recognizing Bangladesh's independence as the first country.

 Praising Bangladesh’s excellent medical education, Foreign Minister said around 15 Bhutanese students get a chance to study in a public medical college in Bangladesh every year.

Besides, Bhutanese students are also studying in private medical colleges.

 The PTA has been a prominent feature of international trade policy in recent times.