Bangladesh, Cambodia call for DFQF entry to developed markets

Diplomatic Correspondent
The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, presents the visiting Cambodian prime  minister, Hun Sen, with a bouquet as he visited the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka  on Tuesday. — BSS photo

The prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, presents the visiting Cambodian prime
minister, Hun Sen, with a bouquet as he visited the Prime Minister’s Office in Dhaka
on Tuesday. — BSS photo

Bangladesh and Cambodia on Tuesday called on the rich nations to grant duty-free quota-free market access to all products and services of the Least Developed Countries to ensure sustainable development.
The call was made in a joint statement following the official talks between prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Cambodian prime minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN who was on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh.
Prime minister Hasina and prime minister Hun Sen shared the view that the current process of globalisation is widening the gaps between the rich and the poor and they agreed that there is an urgent need to narrow the development gaps.
The two prime ministers agreed to establish a Joint Commission to identify new areas of cooperation and a Joint Trade Council to be co-chaired by the ministers of commerce to widen economic cooperation and broaden trade relations.
The Cambodian premier welcomed Bangladesh’s engagement with ASEAN member states and acknowledged Bangladesh’s deep interest in elevating the relationship to a level of dialogue partnership in
ASEAN.
Prime minister Hun Sen acknowledged the request of Bangladesh to accord a favourable consideration to Bangladesh’s joining the Mekong-Ganga Cooperation.
He also welcomed Bangladesh’s intention to hold a Single Country Fair in Cambodia in 2015.
Hasina thanked Hun Sen for Cambodia’s support to Bangladesh’s membership in ASEM. Hun Sen expressed his confidence that Bangladesh would make meaningful contributions in this trans-continental
grouping.
During the visit, the two prime ministers witnessed the signing of  four agreements and memorandum of understanding.
These are agreement on establishment of a Joint Commission for promoting bilateral cooperation;
agreement for promotion and reciprocal protection of investments;
agreement on cultural cooperation and memorandum of understanding on Scientific and Technical Cooperation in the field of
agriculture.

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