PM offers Nepal to use Mongla-Chittagong seaport
Own Correspondent, Dhaka, August 6: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina once again offered Nepal to use Syedpur airport as well as Mongla and Chittagong seaports for mutual benefit.
Nepal's visiting parliamentary delegation paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Ganabhaban, the Prime Minister's official residence, on Friday (August 5). At that time, the Prime Minister said, Nepal can take advantage of using our Mongla and Chittagong ports.
According to a press release from the Press Wing of the Prime Minister's Office, the Nepalese delegation was led by the Chairperson of the International Relations Committee of the Federal Parliament of Nepal, Pabitra Niruola Kharel.
Mentioning that Bangladesh is developing Syedpur Airport as a regional airport, the Prime Minister said that neighboring countries including Nepal will be able to use the airport.
In the meeting, both sides expressed their interest in strengthening bilateral cooperation in business and trade for mutual benefit as well as strengthening the relationship between the two countries.
Expressing gratitude to the leadership and people of Nepal for supporting Bangladesh during the liberation war in 1971, Sheikh Hasina said that her government attaches great importance to maintaining good relations with neighboring countries including Nepal.
The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction with the delegation visiting Bangabandhu Memorial Museum and Bangladesh Parliament at Dhanmondi and going to Tungipara via Padma Bridge.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Nepalese delegation thanked the Government of Bangladesh for organizing a wonderful program for them.
The delegation members expressed great satisfaction that Nepal and Bangladesh have been enjoying cordial relations over the years.
They noted that this year is very significant for both countries as they celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations. They expressed hope that the two countries could further strengthen their cooperation in sectors such as power, hydropower, tourism, education, ICT, connectivity and people-to-people communication.
The Nepalese delegation consisted of Member of Parliament Chandtara Kumari, Dr. Deepak Prakash Bhatt, Dev Prasad Timalsena, Leela Devi Sitaula, Narada Muni Rana and Sarla Kumari Yadav.