Indonesia-Bangladesh Agree to Improve Economic Cooperation

Dhaka, MINA – Indonesia and Bangladesh agree to improve economic cooperation. This is one of the results of a meeting between Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and the new Bangladesh Foreign Minister, A.K. Abdul Momen in Dhaka on Monday.

“Trade cooperation will be increased through PTA (Preference Tariff Agreement), the negotiations will begin at the end of February in Dhaka,” Retno said, quoted from on Tuesday (2/5).

She added, efforts to complete the draft Sales and Purchase Agreement for LNG Supply was also discussed at the meeting.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Abdul Momen appreciated the Indonesian Foreign Minister’s visit to Dhaka. Retno was the first Foreign Minister to visit Bangladesh under PM Hashina’s new government.

In addition, the two Foreign Ministers also discussed the Rakhine State issue. Bangladesh supports greater ASEAN in Rakhine State. Regarding the importance of voluntary, safe and dignified recovery.

During a visit to Dhaka, Indonesian Foreign Minister also paid a courtesy visit to Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hashina. Retno also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shahriar Alam.

Before leaving Dhaka, Foreign Minister Retno had the opportunity to hold telephone talks with the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Myanmar, Ambassador Christine Schraner Burgener. (TR/Ais/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)