Foreign Minister Harsh Vardhan Shringla hosted his Bangladeshi counterpart Masud Bin Momen on Thursday and discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral relations. “Foreign Minister @harshvshringla hosted the Ambassador of Bangladesh Foreign Minister Masud Bin Momen. In a productive meeting, the two sides discussed ways to further strengthen the bilateral relationship,” said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesman Arindam Bagchi in a tweet.
Shringla had been speaking at the 10th India-Bangladesh Friendship Dialogue organized by the Indian Foundation. In his interaction with the Bangladeshi delegation during the Friendship Dialogue on Monday, Shringla said effective border management is key to facilitating economic ties and people-to-people contacts.
“We must work closely together to strengthen border infrastructure to ensure the smooth transit of goods and people while ensuring that illegal activities are contained. An example of this approach is our goal to establish border haats extra,” he said. Shringla said bilateral trade in the recent past has seen a surge with Bangladesh’s exports for the first time expected to exceed two billion dollars this year. The rapid conclusion of a comprehensive economic cooperation agreement is vital to strengthen this commercial momentum,” he said. (ANI)
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