VN, Bangladesh agree to double current trade value by 2020
19:27 | 05/03/2018
VGP – Viet Nam and Bangladesh have agreed to strive to double the current trade value (US$900 million) by 2020.

State President Tran Dai Quang (R) and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Photo: VNA

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The agreement was reached during the bilateral talks between Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday.

The leaders also discussed on cooperation in such fields like garment and textile, footwear, food processing, and pharmacy while accelerating the establishment of direct air connectivity between the two countries.

The Bangladeshi Prime Minister pledged to create favorable conditions for Vietnamese businesses to expand investments in her country, hoping Viet Nam would share experience in agriculture development.

The two sides agreed to foster cooperation in other areas such as defense and security, education, tourism and people-to-people exchanges.

The duo also agreed to continue maintaining good coordination at regional and international fora, including the United Nations, the Non-aligned Movement, and the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).

Viet Nam sought Bangladesh’s support in favour of its candidature for a non-permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council for the period of 2020-2021.

Regarding regional and international issues, the two leaders voiced support for maintaining peace, stability, and the rule based order for the seas and oceans, including security, safety, and freedoms of navigation and over-flight, in accordance with international law.

They emphasized on peaceful set