Bangladesh asks Cambodia to make business visa easy to get

The foreign minister has asked the non-resident Cambodian ambassador to find ways to address the visa "problems" of Bangladeshi businessmen and tourists.

Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali drew attention of the visiting ambassador, Pichkhun Panha, on the difficulties of getting visa when the envoy met him at his residence on Wednesday, the foreign ministry said.

They also discussed ways to enhance bilateral cooperation.

The Ambassador who is based in New Delhi assured the Minister that he would work to further strengthen bilateral relations.

Terming Bangladesh as a "friend", he thanked the government for supporting Cambodian candidature in the UN and multilateral foray and mentioned that both Bangladesh and Cambodia would "closely" cooperate in international and multilateral forums.

Pichkun highlighted the bright prospects of tourism between the two countries and stressed on the need for cooperation in the sector.

The foreign minister mentioned that Cambodian Buddhist tourists can visit many historic Buddhist heritage cites in Bangladesh.

He also mentioned that the people of Bangladesh and Cambodia share common cultural and linguistic roots and both the countries have potential to forge "deeper"cooperation.

He requested the Ambassador to take steps for early holding of the first session of the Joint Commission.

Two countries agreed to establish a Joint Commission in June 2014 during the last visit of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to Bangladesh.

Source: BDnews24