Diplomacyindia.com

Northeast can help improve India-Bangladesh ties : Dipu Moni

July 11
09:46 2014
former Bangladesh foreign minister Dipu Moni

former Bangladesh foreign minister Dipu Moni

Agartala, July 10 Tripura and other northeastern states can play a vital role to further improve relations between India and Bangladesh, former Bangladesh foreign minister Dipu Moni has said here.

“There is vast scope of mutual investment in the resource rich northeastern states, which are geographically very close to Bangladesh. Northeastern states can play a key role in improving bilateral ties,” she said.

Moni, the chairman of Bangladesh parliament’s standing committee on foreign affairs, was addressing a conclave Wednesday evening on the scope and issues between northeastern region and neighbouring countries.

“It is a fact that the India and Bangladesh have made significant progress in tapping opportunities for mutual benefits but there are still some areas where attention needs to be given,” she said.

Moni said: “After a good beginning between the two nations, there was a halt for a brief period a few years back but now the two neighbours have been closely working together for mutual benefits.”

In her speech, she also referred to northeast India’s deep rooted relation with Bangladesh because of its contribution in the nine-month-long Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.

Other experts said using the “Look-East Policy” of the Indian government, northeast region can become a hub of economic activity and can play a role in improving relations with southeast Asian countries.

India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Abdul Matlab Ahmed said the Bangladesh government was also keen to boost trade and commerce with India’s northeast.

“There is enormous scope for investment by Bangladeshi businessmen in the rubber, fruit processing and bamboo sectors,” Ahmed said.

“Since these resources are found aplenty in Tripura and other northeastern states, businessmen from Bangladesh can easily invest in the region,” he said.

He, however, added that to achieve the goal both countries must come together to help investors and industrialists.

Alok Sen, former Indian ambassador to Myanmar, said: “As the Modi government seemed to have a firm policy direction, the closeness between northeast India and neighbouring countries might be improved using the extremely innovative ‘Look-East Policy’.”

He said the ‘Look-East Policy’ would be successful when the actual harnessing of northeast India’s resources and importance in context with the prospective neighbours started.

“Northeastern states, though resourceful, cannot do anything on their own unless they join with their neighbours. Political understanding is very vital for this purpose,” Sen said.

Jabin Jacob, a fellow of New Delhi-based Institute of Chinese Studies, said northeastern region can be an educational hub taking lessons from various provinces of China.

“Developing languages and culture could be vital tools for improving relations among neighbouring countries,” he added.

Tripura chief secretary S.K. Panda and US-based networking expert Saumen Sarkar were among others who spoke in the conclave.

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

<

On the Eve of 30th Years of Independence of Republic of Uzbekistan, H.E. Dilshod Akhatov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to India in conversation with Ameya Sathaye, Editor-in-Chief.

Denmark Ambassador to India Freddy Svane in conversation with Amb Pradeep Kapur & Ameya Sathaye, Editor-in-Chief

Italy india will work closely together for G20 : Italy Envoy to India

Do you know why FINLAND is ranked number ONE in Happiness index, watch this interview with Finland Ambassador to India

Exclusive Interview : H.E. Jasem Ibrahem Al Najem Ambassador of Kuwait to India speaks on India Kuwait bilateral relations

ड्रैगन ने हाथी को क्यों डसा, भारत- चीन रिश्तों की कहानी- रंजीत कुमार के साथ अमेय साठे की विषेष चर्चा ड्रैगन ने हाथी को क्यों डसा, भारत- चीन रिश्तों की कहानी- रंजीत कुमार के साथ अमेय साठे की विषेष चर्चा 0 comment Read Full Article

H.E. Reuben Gauci, Ambassador of Malta to India speaks on India-Malta Bilateral Relations

Portugal supports India in covid crisis : Portugal Ambassador Carlos Pereira Marques speaks with Ameya Sathaye, Editor-in-Chief

Vietnam Ambassador to India, Pham Sanh Chau speaks on Vietnam support to India in tackling covid crisis

Netherlands supports India in covid crisis : Netherlands Ambassador Marten van den Berg speaks with Ameya Sathaye

Envoy Speaks : Gopal Baglay, Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka speaks on Bilateral relations, business opportunities, Tourism & people to people to people contacts

Kuwait reciprocates, we stand with India in this hour of crisis : Kuwait Ambassador to India

Canadian High Commissioner, Nadir Patel speaking on support to India in covid crisis

Italian Ambassador to India, Vincenzo de Luca speaking on Italy support to India in covid crisis

H.E. Mr. Reuben Gauci, Malta High Commissioner to India speaks with Ameya Sathaye, Editor-in-Chief of Malta support to India in covid crisis

Danish Ambassador to India Freddy Svane speaking on Denmark aid to India

Video Interview with Vinod Daniel, CEO, India Vision Institute, Board Member, International Council of Museums & Chairman, Ausheritage

DENMARK AMBASSADOR FREDDY SAVNE VISIT TO CORONOVIRUS VACCINE FACILITY AT HYDERABAD, A TRIP ORGANISED BY MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVT OF INDIA FOR FOREIGN ENVOYS BASED IN INDIA.

MALTA HIGH COMMISSIONER TO INDIA, H.E. REUBEN GAUCI SHARING HIS IMPRESSION ABOUT HIS VISIT TO HYDERABAD : TRIP ORGANISED BY MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, GOVERNMENT OF INDIA FOR ENVOYS BASED IN INDIA TO UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

H.E. Mr. Dinesh Bhatia, Ambassador of India to Argentina in conversation with Ameya Sathaye, Editor-in-Chief

Pictures of Formal Launch of Website Diplomacyindia.com

Exclusive Interview with Prime Minister of Guyana, H.E. Mr. Moses Veerasammy Nagamootoo during his recent visit to India.Highlights of the interview were Indian Cultural Connect, Vibrant Bilateral Ties and Cultural Connect and India’s Economic Prowess.

Video Message from Shri Prakash Javadekar, MoS (IC) for Forest, Environment & Climate Change on eve of Formal Launch of Website Diplomacyindia.com

Message from Gen. V K Singh, (Retd.) Hon’ble MoS, External Affairs to Diplomacyindia.com

WP2Social Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com