Bangladesh-Thailand agrees for lifting ties to new height

Bangladesh-Thailand agrees for lifting ties to new height


DHAKA,  Jan 31, 2022 (BSS) –


Dhaka and Bangkok have agreed to raise bilateral ties to a newer height through further intensifying trade and investment relations between Bangladesh and Thailand.

This was discussed in a telephone conversation between Bangladesh foreign minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and his Thai counterpart  Don Pramudwinai today.

During the phone call, Dr Momen and Pramudwinai, who is also deputy prime minister of Thailand, agreed to jointly celebrate the Golden Jubilee of diplomatic ties in a befitting manner.

The Bangladesh foreign minister emphasized on enhanced connectivity between Dhaka and Bangkok for further strengthening bilateral and regional trade relations by joining the proposed India-Myanmar-Thailand trilateral highway.

Dr. Momen applauded the Thai Government’s offer of DFQF scheme to the Bangladeshi products in its market till 2026.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister encouraged more investment from Thai investors in various sectors, particularly in the agro-processing industries.

He informed his Thai counterpart of various investment incentives offered by Bangladesh and the opportunities for investment in the 100 economic zones and the high-tech parks.

While apprising of the pressure Bangladesh is facing on account of an additional 1.1 million displaced Myanmar citizens sheltered temporarily purely on humanitarian grounds, Dr. Momen solicited Thai support for an expeditious resolution of the Rohingya crisis.

He urged for a more coordinated and proactive support of ASEAN in this regard for the peace, stability and security of the greater region.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister appreciated remarkable support by the Thai Government during the COVID 19 Pandemic, particularly for facilitating 17 repatriation flights carrying both Thai and Bangladeshi nationals.

Dr. Momen praised Thailand’s initiatives for development and production of Covid-19 vaccines and discussed about the Covid-19 situation in Bangladesh.

Both the Foreign Ministers stressed the importance of exchanging more high level visits, particularly during this important year of celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the diplomatic relations this year, for infusing further dynamism and vitality to the existing friendly relations between the two countries.  

The two Foreign Ministers expressed optimism that the upcoming Second Foreign Office Consultations would be successful and pave the way for deeper engagements between the two countries.