Dhaka: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has proposed the use of Chittagong and Sylhet ports to India in a meeting with Ram Madhav, member of the Governing Council of India Foundation. He made this proposal in mutual interest by stressing on strengthening regional communication to increase trade and commerce.
Ram Madhav paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban on Sunday (March 19). Later, Prime Minister’s Deputy Press Secretary KM Shakhawat Moon briefed reporters about the meeting.
He said that in the meeting, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emphasized on the need to increase regional connectivity to expand trade and commerce. He said India can use Chittagong and Sylhet ports for mutual benefit. If the connectivity increases, the contact between people in the region will increase.
Later, Sheikh Hasina greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi through Ram Madhav. At this time, Ram Madhav praised the outstanding socio-economic development of Bangladesh under the unique leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Referring to the friendly relations between the two countries, Ram Madhav said that excellent friendly relations exist between Bangladesh and India. Hopefully, this relationship will continue in the future.
Ambassador-at-large Mohammad Ziauddin, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister. Tofazzal Hossain Mia.
Bangladesh Time: 1948 hours, March 19, 2023
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