Fri 25 Feb 2005
Filed under: News,Regional
Bangladesh and Burma agreed to set up a joint commission to strengthen trade and economic between two countries.
According Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury, the decision come after an hour long meeting between visiting Burmese Foreign Minister Nyan Win and his Bangladesh counterpart in Dhaka on Thursday.
Burmese minister also called on the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Begum Khaleda Zia and invited her to visit Burma.
” And Begum Zia has accepted the invitation. The date and time would be finalized after diplomatic discussion,” Mr. Chowdhury said.
Nyan Win had arrived in Dhaka on February 24 mornings on a three-day official visit to Bangladesh.
Two ministers planned to discuss on direct highway link between Dhaka and Rangoon and the repatriation of Burmese refugees.
Reportedly, Bangladesh wanted to speed up the repatriation of about 19,000 Burmese Muslim refugees.