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Bangladesh, Brunei sign seven instruments

Six are MoUs and one is the exchange of notes.

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Dhaka and Bandar Seri Begawan on Monday signed seven instruments for strengthening cooperation mainly in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, livestock, culture and sports, and LNG supply, Agencies report.

The instruments were signed after an official bilateral meeting held between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah at the Istana Nurul Iman, the official residence of the Sultan of Brunei, here.

Of the seven instruments, six are MoUs and one is the exchange of notes.

One Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is on scientific and technical cooperation in the field of agriculture, while another is on cooperation in the field of fisheries.

The other MoUs are on cooperation in the field of livestock; cooperation in the field of youth and sports; cooperation in the supply of LNG, and the exchange of notes on exemption of visa for holders of diplomatic and official passports.

The ministers concerned of the two countries inked the MoUs and exchange of notes in presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, said Foreign Secretary Md Shahidul Haque while briefing reporters.

Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque and Brunei’s Primary Resources and Tourism Minister Hajj Ali bin Apong signed the MoU on scientific and technical cooperation in the field of agriculture on behalf of their respective sides.

State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock  Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru and Brunei’s Primary Resources and Tourism Minister Haji Ali bin Apong signed the MoU on cooperation in the field of fisheries and the MoU on cooperation in the field of livestock on behalf of their respective sides.

State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid and Brunei’s Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Maj General (retd) Haji Aminuddin Ihsan inked the MoU on cultural and arts cooperation.

State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel and Brunei’s Culture, Youth and Sports Minister Maj General (Rtd) Haji Aminuddin Ihsan signed the MoU on cooperation in the field of youth and sports, while State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid and Brunei’s Energy, Manpower and Industry Minister Dr Awang Haji Mat Suny inked the MoU on  cooperation in LNG supply.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday arrived in Brunei on a three-day official visit at the invitation of the Sultan of Brunei.

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