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Bangladesh, Myanmar discuss trade under BCIM

Published: November 24, 2017 13:45:22 | Updated: November 25, 2017 20:02:13


Bangladesh and Myanmar have discussed ways to further strengthen cooperation in the areas of trade, energy and connectivity under Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) initiative.

The discussion took place during a meeting between Bangladesh Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at the latter's office in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday.

Many other issues of mutual cooperation also surfaced during the talks, according to an official who prefers not to be named.

Foreign Minister Ali also handed over three ambulances for Rakhine State as gift from Bangladesh to Myanmar, reports UNB.

Union Minister of Social Welfare, Relief Resettlement of the neighbouring country Dr Win Myat Aye returned the favour with giving a certificate of honour and gift to the Foreign Minister of Bangladesh.

Earlier, Bangladesh and Myanmar signed 'Arrangement' on return of displaced Myanmar persons sheltered in Bangladesh.

Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali and Union Minister Kyaw Tint Swe signed the instrument on behalf of their respective governments at the State Counsellor's Office on Thursday.

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