Bangladesh and the Maldives have signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) and an agreement to enhance bilateral cooperation in different areas between the two countries.
The MoUs are on recruitment of qualified professionals between the two countries and another on cooperation in the area of Youths and Sports Development, reports UNB. Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque and Senior Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Md Akhter Hossain signed the agreement on behalf of the Bangladesh side.
Chairman of the National Board of Revenue Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem signed the deal on behalf of Bangladesh.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih witnessed the signing ceremony.
Earlier, bilateral talks between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih were held at the President’s Office here.
On her arrival at the President’s Office, Hasina was formally received by President Solih. A red carpet was rolled out to receive Sheikh Hasina as she is on her maiden bilateral visit to the Maldives. She was also given guard of honour and gun salute.
The Prime Minister also visited the line of presentation of both the countries.
Sheikh Hasina also signed the visitors’ book and took part in a photo session there.