State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam has said the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is working to take Bangladesh-India connectivity to the pre-1965 level for shared prosperity of the region.
The state minister had a meeting on Wednesday with Chief Minister of Tripura, Prof. Dr. Manik Saha, in Agartala.
Shahriar Alam requested the Tripura chief minister to name a road after Father of the Nation Banga-bandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and sought his support in constructing a ‘Shaheed Minar’ in Agartala.
The state minster congratulated Saha on his recent assumption of the office of the Chief Minister of Tripura.
He paid tribute to the people of Tripura for opening their homes and hearts to the people of Bangladesh during the Liberation War in 1971.
Both dignitaries expressed satisfaction on the excellent bilateral relation that exists between Bangladesh and India.
They discussed issues of mutual interests and concerns and agreed to promote close collaboration for augmenting the trade relations between Bangladesh and northeast India, particularly Tripura, and people-to-people contact.
The state minister invited the Tripura chief minister to visit Bangladesh at a mutually convenient time.
Saha requested expediting implementation of the ongoing connectivity initiatives, particularly between Bangladesh and Tripura. He expressed his willingness to visit Bangladesh.
Nahim Razzaq, MP and Member of Parliamentary Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs, and Bangla-desh’s Assistant High Commissioner in Agartala accompanied the state minister during the meeting.
Earlier, the state minister visited the Tripura State Museum (Ujjayanta Palace) in Agartala. Shahriar Alam left Agartala for Dhaka after meeting the chief minister.