President Abdul Hamid has expressed his hopes that all pending issues between Bangladesh and India will be resolved through the visit of West Bengal Chief Minister (CM) Mamata Banerjee.
He said this when Mamata made a courtesy call on President Hamid at Bangabhaban on Friday.
“The President has expressed the hope that all pending issues between Bangladesh and India would be resolved through the visit of Mamata Banerjee,” President’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim told the state news agency after the meeting.
The president also said Bangladesh has been working on improving trade infrastructure, particularly along the West Bengal Border and also on connectivity with West Bengal.
About the exchange of cultural visit between the two countries, Mamata Banerjee said they will solve problems related to culture by sitting together. She also shared her plan to hold cultural festival between the two countries.
Mamata said there is scope for flourishing of relations in tourism sector between Bangladesh and India, especially with West Bengal.
If the sector flourishes, tourists of various countries will be able to visit both countries, she added.
The West Bengal CM apprised the Bangladesh President of her interest to introduce Agartala-Dhaka-Kolkata direct bus service and Khulna-Kolkata train service.
She said the West Bengal government has taken steps to establish “Nazrul Tirtha” in Kolkata and Kazi Nazrul Islam University in Asansol.
Source: The Finacial Express