Government Policy

Dhaka, Colombo sign 6 MoUs

Dhaka and Colombo today signed six

Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) to enhance cooperation between the two

countries in different areas.

These are – MoU on cooperation for strengthening youth development between

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, MoU between Bangladesh Agricultural Research

Council (BARC) and Sri Lanka Council for Agricultural Research Policy

(SLCARP) and MoU between Directorate of Technical Education of Bangladesh and

Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) of Sri Lanka on Exchange

of Documentation on Vocational Qualifications.

Besides, MoU on Cooperation for Training of Bangladesh Nurses and Health

Care Workers in Sri Lanka, MoU on cooperation between Bangladesh Institute of

International and Strategic Studies and Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of

International Relations and Strategic Studies, and MoU on Cultural Programmes

between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka for years 2021-2025 were also signed.

Among the six, MoU on cooperation for strengthening youth development

between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka was signed by State Minister for Youth and

Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel and Sri Lankan State Minister of Rural Housing

and Construction and Building Material Industries Ministry Indika Anuruddha.

MoU between BARC and SLCARP was signed by Bangladesh Agriculture Minister

Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque and State Minister of Batik, Handloom Fabric and

Local Apparel Products Ministry of Sri Lanka Dayasiri Jayasekera.

MoU between Directorate of Technical Education of Bangladesh and Tertiary

and Vocational Education Commission of Sri Lanka on Exchange of Documentation

on Vocational Qualifications was inked by Bangladesh Education Minister Dr

Dipu Moni and Sri Lankan Education Minister Professor GL Peiris.

MoU on Cooperation for Training of Bangladesh Nurses and Health Care

Workers in Sri Lanka was signed by Bangladesh Health Minister Zahid Maleque

and Sri Lankan state minister for Money and Capital market and State

Enterprise Reforms Ministry Ajith Nivard Cabraal.

MoU on cooperation between Bangladesh Institute of International and

Strategic Studies and Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International

Relations and Strategic Studies was signed by State Minister for Foreign

Affairs of Bangladesh Md Shahriar Alam and Sri Lankan State Minister of

Regional Cooperation Tharaka Balasuriya.

Apart from these, MoU on Cultural exchange Programme between Bangladesh and

Sri Lanka for years 2021-2025 was signed by Cultural Affairs Secretary Badrul

Arefin and Sri Lankan secretary to the Prime Minister Gamini Sedara Senarath.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda

Rajapaksa witnessed the signing ceremony.

The MoUs were inked after the bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Sri

Lanka that took place at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) here.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and visiting Sri Lankan Prime

Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa led their respective delegation sides at the

talks.

Before the formal talks, the two leaders also held a tête-à-tête for some

time.

Earlier, on arrival of the Sri Lankan premier at the PMO, he was received

by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Tiger Gate.

Rajapaksa arrived in Dhaka on Friday morning on a two-day bilateral visit

to join the celebration of the birth centenary of Father of the Nation

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and golden jubilee of the country’s

independence.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)