Dhaka, Bangkok sign 2 MOUs for cooperation

The government on Saturday has signed two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Thailand on agricultural cooperation and foreign services.
The agreements were signed at Prime Minister’s office around 11:45am.
Bangladesh Foreign Minsiter Dipu Moni and Thai Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul signed the MoU regarding Foreign Service for their respective sides while two foreign secretaries signed the MoU regarding Agricultural cooperation for their respective countries.
Bangladesh Prime Minsiter Sheikh Hasina and her Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra were also present during the time.
Before signing the agreements, a bi-lateral talk was held between the two countries at PMO.
Earlier in the morning, the Thai PM visited the National Mausoleum at Savar on Saturday morning and paid homage to the millions of martyrs of the 1971 Liberation War.
She placed wreaths at the altar of the Mausoleum around 9:00am and stood in solemn silence as a mark of respects to the martyrs.
Three services of the armed forces gave her guard of honour during the time. She also signed the visitors` book at the monument.
She also planted a tree in mausoleum area during the time.
Senior government officials including State Minister for public works ministry Abdul Mannan, State Minister for Freedom Fighter affairs Ministry ABM Tazul Islam were among others present during the time.
Later, the Thai PM visited Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in city Dhanmondi 32.
Earlier on Friday afternoon, the Thailand PM arrived in Dhaka on a two-day official visit.
She will also have talks with opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia during her whirlwind visit.
During her meetings with Sheikh Hasina, Khaleda Zia and Dipu Moni, Shinawatra is expected to discuss issues of bilateral interests and emphasize strengthening relations between the two countries.
Thai PM is accompanied by Commerce Minister Boonsong Teriyapirom, Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul and PM`s Office Ministers Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan and Sansanee Nakpong. She left for Bangkok late Saturday afternoon.

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