Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia arrived in Pakistan Sunday for a three-day visit aimed at strengthening bilateral ties.
The Foreign Ministry in Islamabad says Mrs. Zia is scheduled to hold talks with her Pakistani counterpart, Shaukat Aziz, and President Pervez Musharraf on Monday.
The two sides are expected to sign agreements on agriculture, tourism and trade. Bangladeshi officials say they will seek duty-free access for 73 export items to the Pakistani market, as well as elimination of visa requirements. They say they also will discuss the long-standing issue of Pakistanis stranded in Bangladesh since 1971, when the country broke away from Pakistan. Those refugees, who opposed Bangladesh's independence, remain in crowded camps across the country with no voting rights and high unemployment.