Diplomatic Correspondent: Bangladesh and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to hold regular consultation in various fields between both the sides.
A foreign ministry press release has been issued in this regard yesterday.
Foreign Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen and Secretary General of Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Nayem FALAH M. Al-Hajraf inked the deal on behalf of their respective side at the sideline of Manama Dialogue in Bahrain on Friday.
Under the MoU, Bangladesh and GCC will hold regular consultation for political, economic, cultural, people to people contact, climate change, agriculture, food security and environment protection cooperation, the press release said.
Before signing the MoU, at a meeting with Bangladesh foreign minister Dr. Nayem said that MoU would work as legal framework for cooperation between Bangladesh and GCC through joint action plan, joint working group and technical team, joint business council and forums.
Dr Momen emphasized that Bangladesh and GCC have lot of scopes to work together for skill developing, food security, energy security, climate change, crisis management, peace management, afforestation, IT cooperation and preferential or free trade agreement.
He also briefed the Secretary General about socio economic progress of Bangladesh under the able leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a regional, intergovernmental, political, and economic union comprising Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
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