DHAKA, Nov. 10 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh signed an "Intergovernmental Agreement on the Trans-Asian Railway Network" on Friday at the UN Headquarters in New York, private new agency UNB reported Saturday.
Bangladesh Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ismat Jahan signed the agreement on behalf of the Bangladeshi government.
The Trans-Asian Railway Network Agreement is a project of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to create a transcontinental railway network across Europe and Asia.
This agreement will enable Bangladesh to expand its rail communications with other Asian countries, and subsequently with Europe.
Initially, 18 countries signed the agreement on Nov. 10 last year in Jakarta. With Bangladesh's joining the agreement, the number has now increased to 20.