11 instruments to be signed Monday

Bangladesh will sign nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs) and two agreements with Cambodia Monday to boost bilateral cooperation as Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has started a three-day official visit to the Southeast Asian country.


Official sources said nine MoUs will be signed on formation of a joint trade council, boosting coordination in implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030, labour and vocational training, information and communication technology, tourism, preservation of war history and memorabilia, expansion of fisheries and aquaculture, and investment.


Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies and Royal Academy of Cambodia are expected to sign an MoU to ensure collaboration at the academic level.


Bangladesh has agreed to rename an important street in its capital Dhaka after the founding father of Cambodia.


The Park Road in Baridhara Diplomatic Zone will be renamed after Norodom Sihanouk, the late king of Cambodia.


Similarly, Cambodia will rename an important street in its capital Phnom Penh after Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.


The Bangladesh premier is scheduled to hold official talks with her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen Monday.


Before the official talks, both the leaders will have a tete-a-tete.


Sheikh Hasina left for Cambodia on Sunday at the invitation of Hun Sen.


A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the premier and her entourage landed at Phnom Penh International Airport at 12:30 local time.  A red carpet welcome was accorded to the premier on her arrival at the airport.


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