Amu for further strengthening Bangla-Indo ties
04 February 2015, Nirapad News: Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu today called for further strengthening of ties between Bangladesh and India through fresh investment.
“The present government is working to create investment friendly atmosphere to fetch more foreign direct investment,” he told the biennial conference of Bangladesh-India Sampriti Parishad at the Dhaka University Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Bhaban.
The minister said, “India is the Bangladesh’s friend of Liberation War. . .we would have to further strengthen the relations. By this way, our ties in the fields of art and culture and language would become stronger.”
DU Vice-Chancellor Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique addressed the function as special guest with the Parishad chairperson Advocate MA Bir in the chair.
Bangladesh Bank Chief Economist Biru Paksha Paul, Bangladesh Bar Council Vice-Chairman Advocate Abdul Baset Majumder, former Indian Minister Sardar Amzad Ali and former Indian lawmaker Somendra Nath Mitra, among others, addressed the function.
Professor Arefin said there is a blood-relation between Bangladesh and India as the Mukti Bahini and Mitro Bahini (Indian force) together fought in the bloodstained War of Liberation in 1971.
“European rich countries cannot afford to give shelter to one million refugees while India gave shelter to over one crore refugees in 1971,” he said.
The Bangladesh-India relation is not only confined into diplomatic boundary rather it is intertwined in every sector like business and commerce, culture and education, sports.