Tehran, Dhaka plan to enhance economic cooperation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran and Bangladesh have devised new plans to further develop their economic cooperation and relations through pursuing the agreements they have already signed, an official said.

Iran and Bangladesh agreed to set up a special committee to help increase mutual cooperation, Iranian Deputy Economy Minister Behrouz Alishiri said on Wednesday.

He added that the agreement was made during a meeting of the Iranian and Bangladeshi delegations participating in the 39th annual meeting of the Islamic Development Bank in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

As a result of the meeting, Bangladesh’s Ministry of Commerce of Bangladesh vowed to take necessary actions to prepare the ground for finalizing customs and taxing agreements already signed between the two countries, Alishiri said.

He said the Iranian delegation invited their Bangladeshi counterparts to visit Iran in September, ahead of a meeting of the eight developing nations (D-8) finance ministers.

Iran and Bangladesh agreed to further increase their economic ties as the two countries’ fifth joint economic commission meeting wrapped up in Dhaka mid May 2013.

Iran and Bangladesh signed an economic cooperation agreement in a special ceremony in Dhaka at the time.

The ceremony was held on the sidelines of the two countries’ economic commission meeting and was attended by former Iranian Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Mehdi Qazanfari and Bangladeshi Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith.

By Fars News Agency


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