The Financial Express - 01 June 2021
FM, his Australian counterpart discuss progress on TIFA
Bangladesh and Australia are in discussion to sign a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) as the two countries want to take the relations to a new height shifting from development assistance to trade and investment.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and his Australian counterpart Marise Payne had a telephone conversation on Monday and expressed satisfaction over the progress regarding the discussion on TIFA.
The two foreign ministers also discussed Rohingya situation, says a report on UNB agency.
Bangladesh is hosting over 1.1 million Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar district and Bhasan Char.
Dr Momen thanked the Australian government for extending continuous support to the Rohingyas.
He requested the Australian government to continue its efforts for Rohingya repatriation.