POST TIME: 15 February, 2019 08:31:17 AM
Dhaka, Jakarta set to sign deal to boost trade
Independent Online Desk

Dhaka, Jakarta set to sign deal to boost trade

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi yesterday (Thursday) said Bangladesh and Indonesia is moving ahead to sign the preferential trade agreement (PTA) to boost bilateral trade. The minister told media after a meeting with Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Rina Soemarno at his ministry office in the capital.

He said there are some problems related to issuing visa, and initiative would be taken to solve those. Mentioning that Bangladesh has potential to export leather goods, pharmaceuticals, readymade garment and other products to Indonesian market, the minister said quick initiative would be taken to tap this opportunity.

The envoy said Indonesia has taken decision to invest in Bangladesh’s power sector as both the countries have been maintaining a long standing business and trade relations, reports BSS.

She said Indonesian tourists want to visit Bangladesh, but visa complexities need to be minimized to this end. Additional secretary Badrul Ahsan Babul was present.