Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma inaugurated a new Indian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) at Kushtia on Sunday.
This is the 16th IVAC Centre in Bangladesh and it will “provide greater ease and convenience” to the residents of Kushtia and its adjoining areas seeking visa services for visiting India.
Speaking to media after the inauguration of the new centre, Pranay Verma underlined efforts being made to constantly improve visa facilities for Bangladeshis and highlighted recent steps taken by the High Commission to facilitate smoother visa services.
He expressed hope that the new centre will further strengthen the people-to-people contacts that bind the two countries and which are at the core of India-Bangladesh relations rooted in their shared sacrifices during the Liberation War of 1971.
Member of Parliament from Kushtia-3 Mahbubul Alam Hanif was also present on the occasion.
The new centre will serve as a “new platform for promoting tourism, trade and people-to-people ex-changes” between India and Bangladesh.
“It reinforces our shared vision of a peaceful and prosperous region where our people can travel, collab-orate and exchange ideas with ease and convenience,” said the High Commissioner.