Bangladesh, Sri Lanka keen on deeper ties

PV Desk : Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have agreed to deepen ties on all fronts during President Maithripala Sirisena’s visit.

He left Dhaka on Saturday, capping his three-day first state visit to Bangladesh. Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali saw him off at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport.

In a joint statement, Sirisena and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina expressed their “deep satisfaction” at the signing of 14 instruments of cooperation, in trade and investment, agriculture, information and communication technology, higher education, finance and people-to-people connectivity.

To reap the benefits of wider economic partnership, the leaders directed the authorities for early finalization of the agreements on customs cooperation, avoidance of double taxation and promotion and protection of investment between the countries.