'Bangladesh-India relationship passing through golden era'

Published: June 17, 2019 21:22:31 | Updated: June 18, 2019 17:51:36

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das has said the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and India is passing through a golden era due to heartfelt statesmanship of the Prime Ministers of the two friendly countries.

Riva Ganguly came up with the statement while she was exchanging views with the leaders of the Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) at the World Trade Centre in the port city on Monday, reports BSS.

The High Commissioner said there are many industries of India in Bangladesh which are contributing significantly to economic growth of Bangladesh.

Riva also praised the gradual rise in GDP growth of Bangladesh citing that there are exclusive Indian economic zones in Mongla and Mirersharai.

She said that language, culture and person-to-person communication was strengthening the relations between the two countries.

Speaking on the occasion, Chamber President Mahbubul Alam urged the Indian envoy for significant reduction in the trade and commerce gap between India and Bangladesh, and stressed the need for increasing connectivity of roads, waterway and railway with Seven Sister States of India.

The Chamber President said communication system had to be developed as Chattogram port was a key factor of Bangladesh economy which handles 98 percent of containers.

The other chamber leaders and business entrepreneurs drew the attention of the Indian High Commissioner on non-tariff barriers, transit cargo movement and reduction of cost of doing business, investment in skilled human resources, health sector and other matters.

Assistant High Commissioner of India in Chattogram Aninda Banerjee , Managing Editor of the Daily Purbokone Jashimuddin Chowdhury, Editor of the Daily Suprobhat Rushu Mahmud, Commissioner of Chattogram House M Fakhrul Alam, Honourary Consul General of Japan in Bangladesh Nurul Islam and eminent businessman Ali Hossain Akbar Ali, among others, were present on the occasion.

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