Bangladesh PM’s security advisor meets PM Modi, praises for strengthening India-Bangladesh friendship

new Delhi: Major General (Retd) Tariq Ahmed Siddiqui, Security Advisor to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thanked him for strengthening India-Bangladesh friendship and standing firmly with Bangladesh in times of crisis, Including the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prime Minister Modi recalled his visit to Bangladesh in March 2021 and extended his best wishes to Sheikh Hasina. In addition, Prime Minister Modi appreciated the leadership of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister in ensuring the all-round development of Bangladesh and expressed his commitment to work with him to further strengthen India-Bangladesh ties. India and Bangladesh held commerce secretary level talks on various issues of mutual interest in New Delhi on Friday, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry informed in a press release.

The Indian delegation was led by Commerce Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, while the Bangladeshi delegation was led by Tapan Kanti Ghosh, Senior Secretary, Ministry of Commerce.

Both sides discussed various issues including development of railway infrastructure, port infrastructure, joint study on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), border haat, regional connectivity through multi-modal transport, harmonization of standards and mutual recognition agreement. discussed extensively. , stated in the press release.

The two delegations also discussed the progress of bilateral relations between the two countries in recent years, with an emphasis on developing railway infrastructure as well as logistics facilities to enhance commerce between the two countries.

Notably, Bangladesh is India’s sixth largest trading partner. Earlier on Wednesday, the 14th meeting of the Joint Working Group on Trade (JWG) at the level of Joint/Additional Secretaries of India and Bangladesh was held to discuss issues of mutual interest. It was also agreed that the next meetings of the JWG and the Commerce Secretaries would be held in Bangladesh at mutually convenient dates. (ANI)

First published:March 8, 2022, 1:51 am

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