Cambodia tour will bolster bilateral ties: PM

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PV Desk : Describing her just-concluded official visit to Cambodia as very successful and fruitful, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said it would further deepen the bilateral relations and cooperation.

“I think this tour will help take the ties between Bangladesh and Cambodia to a new height,” she told a press conference at her official Ganabhaban residence here this afternoon.

The press conference was convened to brief the media about the outcome of the visit of the premier to Cambodia.

Pointing out her bilateral official talks with her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen, the prime minister said they discussed in detail the bilateral cooperation in various fields like trade, investment, agriculture, fisheries, tourism and information technology.

While talking about the Rohingya issue, she said, the Cambodian premier highly appreciated Bangladesh for giving shelter to the forcibly evicted Rohingya people.

“The Cambodian premier gave a positive response to my request about a sustainable solution to the crisis,” she said.

Sheikh Hasina said Cambodian Premier Hun Sen extended his support to Bangladesh’s candidature to be a ‘sectoral dialogue partner’ of the ASEAN, while he assured of giving full support to Bangladesh’s joining the Mekong-Ganges Cooperation Forum.

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