Bangladesh wants Dhaka-Guwahati direct air connectivity
Bangladesh wants direct Dhaka-Guwahati and Sylhet-Guwahati air connectivity and direct bus service between Sylhet and Shilchar for promoting people-to-people contacts, boosting bilateral ties and ensuring collective prosperity in the region.
Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen shares this idea when Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Kumar Verma called on him at his office yesterday.
They discussed issues of mutual interest.
Momen recalled with satisfaction the arrangements made by India during his recent visit to Silchar, Assam, on December 1 to 3, to participate in the first edition of the Silchar-Sylhet Festival.
The Prime Ministers of both Bangladesh and India on numerous occasions have emphasised on building common platforms for promoting understanding and cooperation to further strengthen Bangladesh-India ties.
Following their guidance, this festival revisited the connection, heritage, historical cultural and linguistic affinity between the two countries in order to strengthen the age-old people-to-people ties.
Foreign Minister Momen thanked India for inviting Bangladesh to attend the G20 meetings as a 'Guest Country' for the tenure of their G20 Presidency.
He noted that this would uphold Bangladesh's image in the regional settings.
He also called for bolder solidarity to address the issues faced by the Global South to tackle the combined challenges of the Covid-19 crisis, the crisis in Europe, and financing for climate emergency and SDG implementation.