Bangladesh-India attain significant success in bilateral relations
15 December 2015, Nirapad News: Bangladesh and India have attained a remarkable successes in the field of bilateral relations during the last six to seven years, said Prof Saidur Rahman Khan, former Bangladesh High Commissioner to UK, in a view-sharing discussion here yesterday.
Diplomatic relations between the two neighborhood countries have reached the highest level thanks to the present governments of both the countries, added Prof Khan, also former vice-chancellor of Rajshahi University.
SAARC Peoples Link Forum-bd (SPLF), Rajshahi organised the discussion on the eve of departure of Sandip Mitra, Assistant Indian High Commissioner in Rajshahi, at Master Chef Restaurant in the city.
Sharing his working experience here Sandip Mitra said the prolonged enclave problems of both India and Bangladesh has now been resolved by virtue of the present cordial relations between the two governments.
He told the meeting that immigration facility in Banglabandha Land Port in Panchagarh will be launched within a short time in addition to the existing goods export-import facilities.
Besides, regional connectivity between Bangladesh with India, Nepal and Bhutan is going to be established within near future which will contribute a lot to substantial and sustainable development of the region.
With SPLF President Mustafizur Rahman Khan in the chair, Shima Mitra, SPLF General Secretary Kolpona Roy and members Saiduzzaman Sipon, Shahnaj Begum, Tabibur Rahman Masum, Golam Mostofa Mamun and Tahera Khatun also spoke.
Prof Saidur Rahman Khan mentioned that connectivity at people’s level of SAARC countries should be enhanced to develop better understanding in the region. Not only through tourism, the relation may be improved in cultural, sports and also in other arenas.
There should be provision of road and railways connectivity between Bangladesh and Nepal and Bhutan instead of only the airway for the sake of welfare of the people.
He termed the Bangladesh-India relations as cordial and long-lasting and said visa procedure should be made more easy and liberalized. Procedure of having passport and visa should be made easy so the common people can travel comfortably.
Mustafizur Rahman Khan says easy and unhindered movement among SAARC countries needs to be ensured. There is no alternative to people-to-people link for regional peace and progress. He cited example of EU countries in this regard.