BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to arrive in Brunei for a three-day visit this Sunday, where she is expected to sign several agreements on economic cooperation, according to her press secretary.
Officials familiar with the premier’s programme said the visit is expected to yield a number of memorandums of understanding aimed at wooing Brunei investment in Bangladesh and boosting bilateral trade.
On Monday, Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to meet with His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah for bilateral talks at Istana Nurul Iman, where a banquet will also be held in her honour.
During her visit, she will also meet with the Bangladeshi business community and Brunei National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and lay the foundation stone of the new chancery building of the Bangladesh High Commission on Jalan Kebangsaan.
The prime minister is also scheduled to visit several Brunei landmarks such as the Jame’ Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque and Royal Regalia Museum.
Brunei and Bangladesh established diplomatic relations in 1984. There are around 20,000 Bangladeshi expatriates employed in Brunei, working in the oil and gas, health and construction sectors.