Bangladesh's Industry Minister calls for stronger trade links with India

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Akhawra Border Post (Tripura), Feb 10 (ANI): Bangladesh Minister for Industries Dilip Barua has called for stronger trade ties with India.

On his arrival here on Tuesday, Barua said he was keen to build on bilateral relations following Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India last month.

"Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visited India last month and discussed with the Indian Prime Minister, improvement of bilateral relations and increasing trade and industry between the two nations. We believe that it shall be implemented for the betterment of both countries. We shall aim to work together for a better developed Bangladesh and India," said Barua.

Tripura's Industry and Commerce Minister, Jitendra Choudhury, met Barua at the Akhawra Immigration Centre on the India-Bangladesh border.

Barua is scheduled to hold a meeting with the Chief Minister of Tripura, Manik Sarkar, and officials from the Tripura Chamber of Commerce today to discuss the possibility of Bangladesh's investment in the state.

Barua will also attend the 20th Tripura Industry and Commerce Fair.

Bangladesh annually imports about two billion dollars worth of products from India, and earns nearly 400 million dollars from exports.

India is Bangladesh's largest trading partner in terms of imports and exports. (ANI)

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