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Bangladesh looking to boost ties with Northeast India

Posted : 19 May 2023 01:30:42 | By TWO Bureau | GNN Bureau

Bangladesh looking to boost ties with Northeast India

High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, Mustafizur Rahman is on an extensive tour of the Northeast as both countries continue to bolster efforts to promote multimodal connectivity by road, rail, and river in the region.

As he met Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma in Shillong recently, Rahman spotlighted the willingness of the ruling Awami League government led by the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to boost trade ties with the northeastern part of India.

According to a report published in India Narrative, after the meeting, Bangladesh High Commission said in a statement that Meghalaya is ready to contribute to the bilateral trade between the two neighbours with Sangma being optimistic about deepening economic and trade ties.

“In particular, he highlighted the possibility of direct import of garments, plastic products, electronics, processed and frozen food from Bangladesh. The Chief Minister also laid emphasis on strengthening mutual partnerships in the global value chain and diversification of products. He sought Bangladesh’s cooperation in developing and flourishing Meghalaya’s tourism industry,” stated Rahman.

Rahman highlighted Bangladesh’s historical linkage with Meghalaya and emphasised enhanced connectivity with the state and increasing people-to-people interactions.

He mentioned that the investors have ample opportunity to invest in different sectors of Bangladesh and also urged on the reopening of closed land customs stations in the border areas at the earliest. Before arriving in Shillong, the Bangladesh High Commissioner held a meeting with the Industries and Trade Fair Association of Assam in Guwahati.

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