Bangladesh and Burma on Tuesday signed an agreement to avoid
double taxation, a barrier to boosting trade between the two neighboring
Chief Adviser (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed and Burma's Vice-senior General Maung Aye signed the deal on the first day of bilateral talks between the two nations. Aye, Burmese junta's second-in-command, who arrived in Dhaka on Tuesday morning on a three-day's trip, is leading a 55-member delegation that includes seven key ministers and business leaders.
Important issues including direct road link between the two countries, demarcation of maritime boundary, rice import from Myanmar and repatriation of Rohingya refugees were discussed during the inaugural talks at the CA's office.
Earlier,the chief advisor Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed , Army Chief General Moyeen U Ahmed and other high officials received the Burmese general at Dhaka airport.