Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday said her visit to Cambodia 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 on Thursday 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 Rohingyas.
“The Cambodian premier gave a positive response to my request about a sustainable solution to the crisis,” she said.
The premier said during her visit Bangladesh and Cambodia signed 10 instruments — an agreement and nine memorandums of understanding (MoUs) — to boost trade and investment relations as well as enhance cooperation in various fields like tourism, agriculture, civil aviation, ICT and technical education.
The two countries inked the deal on cooperation between the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry and the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce.
Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, PM’s Media Adviser Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque, among others, were present.