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Monday, 12 March 2012 - 7:44
Sri Lanka invites Bangladesh to use Hambantota Port
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The fourth round of the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka Joint Economic Commission meeting ended in Dhaka on Thursday with a call to further expand cooperation between the two nations.

Both sides agreed that there was much scope to enhance bilateral relations in various fields.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith led the Bangladeshi team while Minister for Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen led the Sri Lankan team.

At the end of the meeting at a joint press briefing Muhith, said Sri Lanka has offered Bangladesh to use its newly built deep seaport at Hambantota that will help save time for Bangladeshi traders.

Bathiudeen said the bilateral trade between the two nations is only US$71 million which can be increased manifold.

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