For a Win­ning Re­la­tion­ship

Southasia - - 13 -

Dur­ing his re­cent visit to Bangladesh, Be­larus Prime Min­is­ter, Mikhail Myas­nikovich signed a num­ber of trade agree­ments and Mem­o­ran­dum of Un­der­stand­ings (MoUs) with Bangladesh Prime Min­is­ter, Sheikh Hasina Wa­jid. In or­der to im­prove re­la­tions with the land­locked East­ern Euro­pean coun­try, Bangladesh will pro­vide mil­i­tary co­op­er­a­tion and con­duct ef­forts to ex­pand bi­lat­eral trade. In ad­di­tion, Prime Min­is­ter Myas­nikovich held meet­ings with Bangladesh Pres­i­dent Zil­lur Rehman. Meet­ing with mem­bers of the Cham­ber of Com­merce, he re­it­er­ated Be­larus’s com­mit­ment to work­ing with Bangladesh in ar­eas of tech­nol­ogy and en­ergy. The Prime Min­is­ter also met with busi­nessper­sons and in­dus­tri­al­ists to dis­cuss bi­lat­eral pro­pos­als that could en­hance co­op­er­a­tion in tech­no­log­i­cal, eco­nomic and so­cial devel­op­ment.

The ac­cords signed dur­ing the meet­ing in­clude plans for pro­mot­ing in­vest­ment, eas­ing visa re­stric­tions, sup­port­ing ed­u­ca­tion and co­op­er­at­ing in sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy. With tech­nol­ogy parks and univer­si­ties flour­ish­ing in Bangladesh, the coun­try is fast be­com­ing the eco­nomic hub of South Asia. It is no sur­prise that such achieve­ments are at­tract­ing se­ri­ous global play­ers to do busi­ness with Bangladesh.

Bangladesh has been im­port­ing po­tash fer­til­izer and syn­thetic fibers from Be­larus while jute yarn, tex­tile prod­ucts and to­bacco are its chief ex­ports. More­over, to fa­cil­i­tate trans­fer of knowl­edge, the two coun­tries inked a gen­eral agree­ment for co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the Bangladesh In­sti­tute of In­ter­na­tional Strate­gic Stud­ies and the Cen­ter for In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies at the Be­larus State Univer­sity.

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