Dipu Moni to visit Tripura to boost Indo-Bangla trade

July 15th, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS  

Agartala, July 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni will visit Tripura in September to boost cross-border trade and business with India’s eight northeastern states.
“During Dipu Moni’s visit, strategies to further improve trade between Bangladesh and northeast India and development of trade-related infrastructure along the border would be discussed,” Tripura commerce and industry minister Jitendra Chaudhury told IANS.

A business delegation is expected to accompany Dipu Moni. It will be her first visit to northeast India.

Industrialists and traders in the region would also meet her and discuss further development of trade and investment in both sides.

The two countries last March signed a crucial agreement to allow Indian goods to be transshipped to Tripura through Bangladesh.

Media reports said Bangladesh has also sought to know how India intends to use its northeastern Chittagong and southwestern Mongla ports under a landmark Dhaka-New Delhi agreement during Prime Minister Shaikh Hasina’s visit last January.

Bangladesh Commerce Minister Faruk Khan has meanwhile said his country will facilitate setting up of markets along the border with India in the next two months.

During her visit, Dipu Moni will inaugurate a commemorative edifice being built in southern Tripura in memory of Indian soldiers and Bangladeshi freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives during 1971 war.

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