Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh and Uzbekistan have agreed to form a joint trade commission to identify and settle problems for strengthening bilateral trade relations between the two countries.

The decision came from a meeting between Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Economic Affairs Minister Ganiyev E Majidovich and visiting Commerce Minister Faruk Khan on Thursday, an official press statement said in Dhaka on Friday.

During the meeting, Faruk Khan accepted the proposal made by Majidovich on the formation of a joint trade commission.

Majidovich also proposed Bangladesh to set up textile mills and invest in pharmaceutical industries in Uzbekistan.

Under the proposed commission, both countries will prepare recommendations after reviewing different trade related issues and take steps as per the recommendations for boosting trade between the two countries.

BBN/SSR/SI-12Nov10-7:25 pm (BST)