Bangladesh, Brunei to sign deals to strengthen ties
April 18th, 2019 at 2:49 pm
Bangladesh, Brunei to sign deals to strengthen ties

Dhaka – Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to leave Dhaka Sunday for Bandar Seri Begawan on a three-day official visit to Brunei aiming at further cooperation with East Asian kingdom in the fields of agriculture, energy, fisheries, livestock, and arts and culture among others.

Dhaka and Bandar Seri Begawan are expected to sign six memoranda of understanding for cooperation in the fields during the visit.

At a pre-visit news conference, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said the deals are likely to be for assistance in using technology in agriculture, liaison in arts and culture, cooperation in the field of youth and sorts, fisheries, livestock and fuel and energy.

Hasina is scheduled to leave Dhaka on Sunday morning and the Crown Prince of Brunei Darussalam AL Muhtadee Billah is expected to receive her at the airport.

The Prime Minister will attend a reception to be hosted by Bangladeshi expatriates at Empire Hotel and Country Club after her arrival on Sunday.     

On the following day, she will have a general audience with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah at the Sultan’s official residence Istana Nurul Iman, where she is also scheduled for holding the bilateral talks with the Sultan at Baitul Mesyuarah.

She will join a meeting of the business leaders from both Bangladesh and Brunei in the afternoon.

Hasina is scheduled to lay the foundation stone of the new Chancery Building of the Bangladesh High Commission at Jalan Kebangsaan in Bandar Seri Begawan on Tuesday.

Later, she will visit Royal Regalia Museum.

Hasina is scheduled to return home on Tuesday evening.