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12:00 AM, August 14, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:21 AM, August 14, 2020

India mulls visas for Bangladeshis

Says envoy Riva Ganguly Das

India is thinking of opening regular visas for Bangladeshi travellers, the country's ambassador said yesterday.

Talking to reporters after paying a courtesy call on state minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury, outgoing envoy Riva Ganguly Das said India is currently issuing emergency medical and business visas for Bangladeshis.

"Now we are trying to resume normal visas. However, it depends on the Covid-19 situation and movement of flights," she added.

Terming Bangladesh-India relations very strong, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said, "Waterways can be one of the medium to increase connectivity between the two countries. We are moving forward through discussions."

Riva Ganguly Das said they are working very closely with the ministry of shipping.

Terming the trade train a win-win for both countries, she said the trial has already taken place in light of the signing of the Standard Operator Procedure (SOP) for shipping between Bangladesh and India.

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