Momen hopes for Bangladesh-Bhutan road connectivity


DHAKA, Oct 29, 2020 (BSS) – Foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has expressed his hope that road connectivity will be established between Bangladesh and Bhutan to give a boost to bilateral trade between the two South Asian nations.

He made the remark when Bhutanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Rinchen Kuentsyl made a call on him at State Guest House Padma in the capital on Wednesday, a foreign ministry press release said today.

During the meeting, Dr Momen laid emphasis on economic cooperation between the two neighbouring countries and said Dhaka and Thimphu are likely to sign a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) soon which would be first ever PTA for Bangladesh with any country.

The foreign minister suggested that Bangladeshi IT experts can support to Bhutanese development.

Dr Momen expressed his gratitude to Bhutan for recognizing independent and sovereign Bangladesh as the first ever country in 1971.

He also welcomed the imitative taking of a joint programme to celebrate the 50th years of anniversary of Bhutan’s recognition to Bangladesh’s independence.