Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday signed four Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs), aiming to boost bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

Those are MoU on Cooperation in Higher Education and Scientific Research between Bangladesh and UAE, MoU on cooperation between Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS) and the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR), MoU on Cooperation between the foreign services academies of the two countries, and MoU on cooperation between Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) and Dubai International Chamber.

The instruments were signed following a bilateral meeting held between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the ruler of Dubai, at Dubai Exhibition Centre.

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen briefed reporters after the meeting.

The signed instruments were exchanged between the two sides in presence of the two leaders.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and UAE Education Minister Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi signed the MoU on Cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research on behalf of their respective sides, while Bangladesh's foreign secretary Masud Bin Momen and UAE Minister of State Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh inked the MoU for Cooperation in the field of diplomatic training.

Besides, BIISS chairman Kazi Imtiaz Hossain and ECSSR director general Dr Sultan Mohammed Al-Nuaimi signed an MoU and FBCCI president Md Jashim Uddin and Dubai International Chamber's chairman Sultan bin Sulayem inked the rest MoU on behalf of the respective parts.

Sheikh Hasina arrived here on Monday on a five-day official visit to the Gulf country at the invitation of UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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