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India-Bangladesh Stakeholders’ Meet gets underway in Guwahati

 

Shillong, October 22, 2019 (MMP): The two-day India-Bangladesh Stakeholders’ Meet got underway in Guwahati today. The mega meeting was jointly inaugurated by Assam and Tripura Chief Ministers, Commerce Minister of Bangladesh Tipu Munshi, Road Transport and Highway Minister of State, V.K. Singh among others. Addressing the gathering Riva Ganguly Das, India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh said India gives top priority in its relation to Bangladesh. Das also said the two neighbouring countries are mutually committed to increase their trade and commerce. Assam Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, in his welcome address, said that a lot of opportunities have been opened up between the two countries, particularly the North East. The objective of the Meet is to put Assam at the focal point of India’s trade expansion with Association of Southeast Asian Nations, as well as Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal. Business to Business Meet on agriculture, mines and minerals, tea and infrastructure will also be held during the meet. It may be recalled that improving connectivity is important for Act East Policy through which the country is eyeing to extend its reach in the South East Asian markets. MMP

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