Bangladesh and Bulgaria signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Foreign Office Consultation in Bulgarian capital Sofia on Wednesday.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey M Zulfiqur Rahman, who is also the country’s envoy in Bulgaria, and Deputy Foreign Minister of Bulgaria Angel Velitchkov signed the MoU on behalf of their countries at a brief ceremony held at the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry, said a release.
Speaking on the occasion, Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Angel Velitchkov noted that that the two countries can work together on various potential fields, including trade, economic cooperation, cultural and technological cooperation and agriculture.
He said that it was only natural for Bulgaria, as an European Union member, to establish economic and commercial cooperation with a rising economy like Bangladesh.
Ambassador Zulfiqur Rahman said the MoU will open a new vista in re-energising Bangladesh-Bulgaria relations that reached its peak in Bangladesh’s post-independence period but waned after the assassination of the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975.
He added that Bangladesh will focus on developing economic and commercial as well as cultural and educational relations with Bulgaria.