Bangladesh, Cambodia agree to sign FTA


Bangladesh and Cambodia are expected to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as the Prime Ministers of both the countries have agreed to do it for further expanding the area of trade cooperation.

During a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen in New York on Thursday night, they agreed to do it.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said this while briefing reporters about the activities of the premier on the sidelines of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The meeting was held at the bilateral meeting room in her place of residence here.

The Foreign Minister said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed her interest for FTA with Cambodia while her counterpart Hun Sen agreed to this proposal.

In the meeting, issues of bilateral cooperation between Bangladesh and Cambodia were also discussed.

The Cambodian premier expressed his interest in signing an agreement on the export of rice from Cambodia to Bangladesh.

He also invited Bangladesh to invest in agricultural and physical infrastructures development in Cambodia.

Hun Sen assured the Bangladesh Prime Minister that Cambodia, as the chair of ASEAN, will continue all efforts to resolve the Rohingya issue.