Indian business leaders ask Bangladesh to boost bilateral economic ties

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Dhaka, July 20 (ANI): An Indian trade delegation visiting Dhaka has urged Bangladesh to take steps to boost bilateral trade ties between the two countries.

The appeal came at a seminar on "Bangladesh-India Economic Relations" at Hotel Sonargaon in Dhaka, reports the Daily Star.

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) jointly organised the seminar.

Bangladesh Commerce Minister Faruk Khan attended the inauguration session of the seminal as the chief guest.

"We need to increase the connectivity. The connectivity between the governments, businesses and peoples of the two countries," said Dr Amit Mitra, secretary general of the FICCI.

The 50-member Indian business delegation is visiting Bangladesh to explore bilateral business potentiality for the economic growth. Harsh C Mariwala, vice president of the FICCI is leading the Indian business delegation, while Annisul Huq, FBCCI president, is representing the Bangladesh side at the seminar.

Speaking at the seminar, Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh Pinak Ranjan Chakraborty said every year 25,000 Bangladeshi nationals enter India with visas, but they do not return home after the expiry of their visas. (ANI)

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