Indian High Commissioner Vikram K Doraiswami today urged Bangladesh to reduce all general charges for using Bangladeshi airports by Indian airlines for the time being as Covid-19 has affected Indian airlines like other air operators in the world.
The Indian High Commissioner came up with the request while meeting with state minister for civil aviation M Mahbub Ali at his office at the secretariat.
During the meeting, the high commissioner also proposed to launch Agartala-Dhaka-Agartala flight and work on digitisation in all airports of Bangladesh, the ministry said in a release.
While meeting the Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque at the latter's office in the city, the Indian high commissioner said that his father had fought in the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971 as a member of the Allied Forces and that Bangladesh-India relations were time-tested.
The High Commissioner noted that the construction of a memorial in memory of the Allied Forces would further strengthen Bangladesh-India friendship.
During the meeting, India's friendly relations with Bangladesh, Bangladesh's Liberation War and various bilateral issues were discussed, the ministry said in a release.
The minister informed the Indian high commissioner that Bangladesh was constructing a memorial to commemorate the contribution of the members of the Allied Forces in the Liberation War.