India and Bangladesh to prepare a research report on borders as prosperity zone

The eighth dialogue is now convinced that the progress made by the two countries over last seven years and in particular with the visit of Prime minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh in 2015 and the visit of Prime minister Sheikh Hasina to India in 2017

 

The eighth round of Bangladesh-India friendship dialogue held in Guwahati has proposed to prepare a research report on borders as prosperity zone.

After three days of dialogue which started on July 2, in Guwahati, the eighth dialogue also assessed the possibilities and modalities for designing sustainable and forward looking mechanism in joint finance and services and has outlined a security and economy vision of South Asia for 2030-which is built on a platform of innovation and entrepreneurship. “Preparing a research report on Northeast India and Bangladesh: Borders as prosperity zones and organising an India Bangladesh business summit are action agendas that have been suggested in the talks.” The declaration announced.

The Guwahati declaration stated, “The eighth dialogue is now convinced that the progress made by the two countries over last seven years and in particular with the visit of Prime minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh in 2015 and the visit of Prime minister Sheikh Hasina to India in 2017 ought to continue in stronger strides and deserves stronger institutional attention from relevant ministries and agencies of the two governments.”
The interaction has carefully assessed the impact of the changing world order on peace, stability and prosperity of South Asia in particular of India and Bangladesh.

“ It has re-assessed and measured progress in the areas discussed in the sixth and seventh rounds, particularly in managing peaceful and prosperous international borders and security, water security and joint basin management, energy security and crossborder generation and trade in power, connectivity and integrated multimodal communication-with special emphasis on utilising inland waterways,” the declaration stated.

The dialogue will reconvene in Cox Bazar, Bangladesh towards the beginning of 2018 for its ninth round.

Source: IndiaTimes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *