Financial Express | 22 Mar, 2014
BD for economic partnership deal with Japan
Bangladesh on Saturday expressed its keen interest in concluding an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Japan considering the ‘growing synergies’ between the economies of the two countries.
The issue came up for discussions during bilateral talks between Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida at the Foreign Ministry in Dhaka on Saturday.
At the meeting, Bangladesh and Japan agreed to initiate working-level consultations to reach an understanding on regular foreign office consultations, visa exemption for diplomatic and official passport holders as well as Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
The two foreign ministers exchanged views on a whole range of issues of bilateral, regional and international interest, said a Foreign Ministry media release, according to a news agency.