Govt to give list of products to India for urgent import: MoS for Commerce India-Bangladesh
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Govt to give list of products to India for urgent import: MoS for Commerce

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 25 Jan 2024, 10:21 pm

Dhaka, Jan 25: State Minister for Commerce Ahsanul Islam Titu said that the government will give a list of essential products to the Indian government. So that onions, sugar, ginger-garlic etc. can be imported in an emergency.

He said, "India is true friend of Bangladesh. India has stood by Bangladesh in any crisis and will continue to do so in the future."

Pranay Kumar Verma, the Indian High Commissioner appointed in Dhaka, paid a courtesy call on the Minister of State for Commerce at the Ministry on Thursday.

The Minister of State said this to the reporters after the meeting. The MoS for Commerce emphasized on signing a memorandum of understanding to ensure the list of products.

The state minister said that the Indian government has been urged to import more goods from Bangladesh by highlighting the import-export statistics between the two countries.

He requested to create access opportunities for Bangladeshi products (such as handicrafts, electronics, jute and leather products and food products) especially by improving the communication system with the Seven Sisters of India.

The state minister said that the border huts should be made more active to increase communication between the people of both the countries.

Meanwhile, the Indian High Commissioner agreed to jointly open a border hut in Moulvibazar. Besides, he assured to work together to identify the possible places for opening new border huts.

The Indian High Commissioner said that there is great potential to expand trade between Bangladesh and India. He emphasized on increasing communication between the businessmen of the two countries.

Pranay Verma also suggested organizing Best of Bangladesh Products in India and Best of India Products Show in Bangladesh to increase exports by diversifying the products of both countries. The Minister of State for Commerce agreed with the proposal to expand trade. He assured to take necessary measures in this regard.