Bangladesh and Bhutan Discuss Preferential Trade Agreement, Cooperation in Energy and Logistics

9 July 2019

Mr. Sonam Tobden Rabgye, outgoing Ambassador of Bhutan to Bangladesh called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to thank her for her Government’s support during his assignment in Bangladesh. He also lauded the tremendous socioeconomic development in Bangladesh under the Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Hasina and Mr. Rabgye discussed cooperation between Bangladesh and Bhutan. The Meeting

  • Highlighted the potential of hydropower production in Bhutan. Prime Minister Hasina emphasized enhancing cooperation between the two countries in the power sector;
  • Discussed the Preferential Trade Agreement between Bangladesh and Bhutan. The Governments of both countries agreed to finalize the PTA to help increase their bilateral trade;
  • Discussed matters related to connectivity. Prime Minister Hasina; and
  • Opened the possibility of Bhutan to construct a warehouse in Bangladesh. According to the Prime Minister, this could be accessed by vehicles through the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal facility.


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