India's Meghalaya state interested in deepening economic ties with Bangladesh
Dhaka, May 19: The Indian state government of Meghalaya has shown interest in deepening economic and trade ties with Bangladesh in the greater interest of its people.
Conrad Sangma, the Chief Minister of Meghalaya state in the northeastern region of India expressed this interest. Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Mustafizur Rahman met the Meghalaya Chief Minister at his office on Wednesday.
According to Bangladesh High Commission sources, the Chief Minister informed the High Commissioner about the opportunities and possibilities of Bangladesh's business and trade expansion in the state of Meghalaya. He highlighted the possibility of direct import of garments, plastic products, electronic products, processed food and frozen food from Bangladesh.
The Chief Minister emphasized on strengthening mutual partnerships and diversification of products in the global value chain. He sought the cooperation of Bangladesh in the development and development of tourism industry in Meghalaya.
Referring to Bangladesh's historical relationship with Meghalaya, the Bangladesh High Commissioner stressed on enhancing connectivity and people-to-people exchanges with the state of Meghalaya.
He said that the governments of Bangladesh and India are working to increase road, rail and river connectivity with the northeastern states.
Emphasizing the interest of the present government of Bangladesh in strengthening the trade relations with the north-eastern region of India, he pointed out that the investors of Meghalaya have ample opportunities to invest in various sectors of Bangladesh. He drew the Chief Minister's attention to re-open the closed land customs stations in the border areas as soon as possible.
Earlier, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh held a meeting with the Industries and Trade Fair Association of Assam in Guwahati. During the visit, the High Commissioner will visit several land customs stations along the border and hold meetings with the business community and trade representatives at Dauki and Tamabil in Meghalaya.