Dhaka, Thimphu hopeful of signing PTA soon

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Dhaka, Oct 19: Bangladesh and Bhutan have planned to sign a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) soon to deepen trade ties between the two countries.

The issue was discussed when newly-appointed Bhutanese Ambassador Rinchen Kuentsyl met State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Monday.

Both sides laid emphasis on exploring ways to boost trade between the two countries and expressed the hope to sign the PTA soon.

They discussed ways to enhance cooperation in education, health and ICT sectors.

The State Minister drew attention to the Bhutanese Ambassador for getting technical support regarding vegetables processing unit to be set up in Bangladesh.

The Bhutanese Ambassador showed interest in this regard.

The two sides also discussed plans to celebrate 50 years of Bangladesh’s Independence together through joint programmes.