Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)- Bangladesh is going to sing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sri Lanka soon for development of the fishery sector.

The issue was discussed when Sri Lankan High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vadivel Krishnamoorthy called on Fisheries and Livestock Minister Mohammad Abdul Latif Biswas at his office in the capital, Dhaka on Monday.

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have already reached a consensus on the aspects of the MoU that include exchange of experiences and technology between the two countries on preservation and extracting fishery resources.

Terming Sri Lanka as a long-tested friendly country of Bangladesh, the minister said both countries staying on the same platform have been cooperating with each other on various bilateral, regional and international issues.

During the meeting, the Sri Lankan high commissioner agreed on exchanging experiences and animals with Bangladesh for the development of zoo management and raising the number of the animals.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-20May09-12:31 am (BST)