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BCIM calls for upholding multilateralism, free trade

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city [China], June 13 (ANI): Bangladesh, China, and (BCIM) on Thursday called for upholding multilateralism and free trade.

"The parties called for upholding multilateralism and free trade and further strengthening regional economic and trade exchanges, promoting investment cooperation and cross border logistics. The parties agreed to support enterprises especially SMEs of four countries to utilise and other new models for developing cross border trade," according to the statement.

The joint statement also mentioned that the parties emphasised that efforts should be made to improve the overall competitiveness of the regional economy by building a more efficient and transparent business environment and by creating a more favourable condition to attract foreign direct investment.

The parties asserted that comprehensive connectivity in rail, roads, waterways, aviation, and the digital sector will greatly enhance competitiveness. "It is necessary to further deepen cooperation and promote the substantial building of the BCIM economic corridor," the statement added.

This was the 13th meeting of the BCIM regional cooperation forum member countries which happened between 10 to 11 June at in Yuxi,

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 06:09 IST