Thursday, September 20, 2018 05:44:27 PM
Bangladesh has signed an MoU with Bulgaria to hold official talks with the European country for enhancing mutual cooperation.
Bulgarian Deputy Foreign Minister Angel Velitchkov, signing the MoU on Thursday, said Bangladesh's sustained economic growth prompted them to engage in foreign office consultations.
Bangladesh Ambassador to Turkey Md Zulfiqur Rahman, who is also in charge of Bulgaria, signed the document on behalf of the country at the Bulgarian foreign ministry in Sofia.
Rahman said Bangladesh would focus on "economic and commercial as well as cultural and educational relations with Bulgaria".
The foreign ministry in a media release said the Bulgarian deputy foreign minister praised Bangladesh's sustained economic growth at over 6 percent for the last few years.
He was also quoted as saying that "it was only natural for Bulgaria, as an EU member, to establish economic and commercial cooperation with a rising economy like Bangladesh".
Trade, economic cooperation, cultural and technological cooperation, particularly in the field of agriculture have been some of the areas identified for future cooperation.