Bangladesh and Belarus have signed an agreement for expansion of bilateral trade and economic cooperation through increased contacts at different levels, the Bangladeshi news agency UNB reported Wednesday.
The agreement was signed in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on Tuesday.
Belarusian Deputy Foreign Minister Victor Anatolievich Gaisenok and Bangladeshi Ambassador to the Russian Federation, concurrently accredited to Belarus, Amir Hussain Sikder signed the agreement on behalf of their respective countries.
"The two countries would be benefited by the already concluded trade agreement through expansion of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries," Gaisenok was quoted as saying at the signing ceremony.
He expressed hope that the bond of friendly ties between the two countries would be strengthened further as his country values the friendly relations and economic cooperation with Bangladesh.
He said a Belarusian delegation, accompanied by members of the business community, will soon visit Bangladesh for annual consultations in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka.
The meeting will be held in accordance with the protocol signed in 2000 on bilateral consultation between the foreign affairs ministries of the two countries.
"The meeting would provide scopes for the two countries to assess and review the existing bilateral cooperation and its expansion for mutual benefits," said the Belarusian minister.
He expressed the interest to sign more agreements on avoidance of double taxation and investment protection between the two countries.
Bangladeshi Ambassador Amir Hussain Sikder sought Belarus' assistance and cooperation in agriculture and energy sectors, and power generation.