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Bhutan Premier in Bangladesh, both seek improved connectivity

Bangladesh and Bhutan will focus on improved connectivity during the visit of Bhutan's Prime Minister to Bangladesh.
Apr 13, 2019
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DHAKA: Bangladesh and Bhutan will focus on improved connectivity during the visit of Bhutan's Prime Minister to Bangladesh.
 
“Our prime minister says – connectivity is productivity – so we propose Bhutan to use our sea ports and to establish road and railways connectivity with us,” Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said, after calling on visiting Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering on Friday.
 
“We also suggested to increase their international connectivity by using our sea ports as Bhutan is a land-locked country,” Momen added. The use of Saidpur airport in the north of the country has also been offered to Bhutan, the Dhaka Tribune reported.
 
Momen urged Bhutan to push the BBIN (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal) initiative in a more effective way to get trade benefits from the region.
 
Bangladesh will sign five MoUs with Bhutan during a meeting of the two prime ministers, paving the way for strengthening cooperation between the two countries in the areas of health, agriculture, shipping, tourism and public administration training.
 

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