Bangladesh and Iran have signed an agreement to cooperate more on trade and investment.
The agreement was signed during Iranian Commerce Minister Mohammed Shariatmadari's talks in Dhaka on Thursday.
Bangladesh Commerce Minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury told reporters that Iran has agreed to invest in Bangladesh's tea, jute and automobile industries, and also to import more Bangladeshi products. The new agreement will allow Bangladesh to send its laborers to Iran.
Mr. Shariatmadari told reporters Iran also has agreed to consider Bangladesh's request to provide duty-free access to some Bangladeshi products.