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Doraiswami: Expediting rice import from India will be prioritized

  • Published at 08:22 pm January 7th, 2021
Vikram Kumar Doraiswami Collected

He praised Bangladesh for its role in tackling the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami has assured of extending all facilities at the Indian ports on priority basis, so that rice imports from India can be expedited through government-to-government (G2G) and open tender system of Bangladesh government.

He gave the assurance when he paid a call on Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder at the latter’s office at the secretariat on Thursday, a Press Information Department(PID) statement said.

During the meeting, they discussed various important bilateral issues, the press statement added.

During the meeting, the food minister termed the relationship between Bangladesh and India as trusted and tested one.

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He said the close relations that India had with Bangladesh during the War of Liberation are getting stronger day by day.

The Indian high commissioner praised Bangladesh for its role in facing on-going Covid-19 pandemic.

The food minister said economic development of both the countries would be strengthened if good relations and mutual understanding were maintained between the two friendly neighbours.

They also discussed various issues including improving food quality safe food, testing laboratory, construction of on-going food warehouses.

Food Secretary Dr Mosammat Nazmanara Khanum was present on the occasion.