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BD, Botswana sign deal on visa exemption, MoU on political consultations

February 11, 2023 00:00:00

Bangladesh and Botswana have signed an agreement on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and official passports and a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral political consultations.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam had bilateral talks with his Botswana counterpart Lemogang Kwape in Gaborone Thursday, reports UNB.

The state minister is on a two-day visit to Botswana, marking the first official bilateral visit from the foreign ministry.

The Bangladesh high commissioner accredited to Botswana and officials of the foreign ministry were also present at the meeting.

The Botswana foreign minister called Shahriar's visit symbolic of the mutual desire to strengthen the relations.

Botswana and Bangladesh may share experience in economic areas and identify concrete areas of cooperation, Lemogang said.

Both sides are cooperating at international platforms like the UN and Commonwealth and supporting each other at the bodies, he added.

Lemogang also expressed a desire to visit Bangladesh soon.

Shahriar reaffirmed Bangladesh's keen interest to develop relations with Botswana.

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