January 23, 2022, 3:45 pm

Diplomatic correspondent

2022-01-11 21:41:56 BdST

Bhutan eyes fertiliser import from Bangladesh

Bhutan has expressed keenness in procuring 2.5 to 3 thousand tonnes of fertiliser from Bangladesh.

Bhutanese Ambassador in Dhaka Rinchen Kuentsyl expressed interest while paying a courtesy call on Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun at his office in Dhaka on Tuesday.

In his speech, Humayun thanked Bhutan for its continued support during the liberation war of Bangladesh and assured to work together with the country (Bhutan).

Humayun said, "Bangladesh itself imports fertilisers. However, as a friendly country, arrangements will be made to send the necessary fertilisers from Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company Limited (CAFCO) at international prices for Bhutan."

To this end, he said, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed soon with the concerned authorities of Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) and Bhutan in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Among others, BCIC Chairman Shah M Imdadul Haque, Additional Secretary of the Industries Ministry S Alam, and Director of the South Asia Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sahab Bin Ahmed, were present on the occasion.

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