Dhaka-Jakarta inks five instruments


PV Desk : Bangladesh and Indonesia today signed five instruments for boosting cooperation in different sectors including trade, diplomacy, fishing and energy between the two countries.

The instruments were inked in the presence of visiting Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after the official talks between the two countries at the Prime Minister’s Office here this morning.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed and Minister of Trade of Indonesia Enggartiasto Lusitania signed the joint ministerial statement on launching of the negotiation for Bangladesh-Indonesia preferential trade agreement for the respective sides.

The MoU on Establishment Foreign Office Consultations was inked by Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi.

Minister for Fisheries and Livestock Narayan Chandra Chanda and Indonesian Minister Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi penned the Joint Communique on cooperation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and to promote sustainable fisheries governance.

The MoU on development of the integrated gas infrastructure and independent power producer was signed by Chairman of Bangladesh Power Development Board Khaled Mahmud and Vice President of Power, New and Renewable Energy, Partamina, Indonesia Ginandjar Sofyan.

Secretary of Petro Bangla Syed Ashfaquzzaman and Vice President of Pertamina Wiko Migantoro inked the MoU on letter intent between Petro Bangla and Partamina on sales and purchase of LNG Under G2G.