Dhaka, June 11 (UNB) – Cambodian acting Foreign Minister Ouch Borith has stressed the importance of early holding of the first Joint Commission between the two countries.
He said this when Bangladesh Ambassador to Thailand with concurrent accreditation to Cambodia Saida Muna Tasneem met him at his office on Wednesday, said a media release here on Thursday.
The Ambassador assured the Cambodian acting Foreign Minister that she would follow up on both issues cementing political relations between Bangladesh and the important Asean country.
Later, Ambassador Tasneem met Cambodian Commerce Minister Sun Chanthol and discussed ways to enhance bilateral trade and investment between Bangladesh and Cambodia.
Her proposal for exporting jute bags, textiles, pharmaceuticals and ceramic ware to Cambodia was well received by the Cambodian Commerce Minister.
It was also agreed that Commerce Ministers of the two countries could find mutually convenient dates for the first Joint Trade Committee meeting between the two countries.
The Cambodian Commerce Minister recalled his recent visit to Bangladesh, and assured the Bangladesh Ambassador of full cooperation from his Ministry in enhancing volume of trade between the two countries.
Ambassador Tasneem also called on the Secretary General of the Federation of Cambodian Chamber of Commerce Nguon Mengtech and stressed the importance of creating joint chambers between private sectors and businessmen of the two countries to expedite understanding of each others’ trade and investment potentials.