Bangladesh and Sri Lanka today signed one agreement and 13 memorandums of understanding (MoU) to boost up cooperation between the two countries in the areas of economy, agriculture, shipping, higher education, information and technology and media.
The instruments were signed following a bilateral meeting between the two countries in presence of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Prime Minister's Office (PMO) in Dhaka this morning.
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Ravi Karunanayake signed the agreement on VISA waiver for diplomatic and official passport holders of the two countries.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka Ravi Karunanayeke, State Minister of Agriculture Wasantha Aluwihare, Deputy Minister of ports and shipping affairs Nishantha Muthuhettigama, State Minister of Higher Education and Highways Mohan Lal Grero, Deputy Minister of Finance and Mass Media Lasantha Alagiyawanna and Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Bangladesh Yasoja Gunasekera signed the documents on behalf of the Sri Lanka.
Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu, Commerce Minister Tofael Ahmed, Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak, UGC Chairman Professor Abdul Mannan, Executive Chairman of BIDA Kazi Aminul Islam, and BGMEA President Siddiqur Rahman inked the instruments for Bangladesh side. (The Daily Star)