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Indian envoy: Sylhet an important hub between Bangladesh, northeast India

  • Published at 11:18 pm July 31st, 2019
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das addressing the guests at a reception accorded to her at a Sylhet hotel on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

She says the region is significant to boost trade and cultural relations between the two neighbouring countries

The Sylhet region can be a significant hub for trade and cultural exchange between Bangladesh and northeast India, as it is conveniently located between the two neighbouring countries, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das said. 

Speaking at a reception accorded to her at a city hotel on Tuesday night, the Indian envoy said Sylhet can play a noteworthy role in further boosting an already cordial relationship between Bangladesh and India. 

Organized by the Assistant High Commission of India in Sylhet, the event was attended by local political leaders, local administration officials, business leaders, teachers, journalists, cultural activists and personalities, police officials and civil society members. 

Among the prominent guests were Sylhet city Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury, Sunamganj 1 lawmaker Moazzem Hossain, Information Commissioner Suraiya Begum, SUST Vice Chancellor Prof Farid Uddin Ahmed, Sylhet Divisional Commissioner Md Mostafizur Rahman, Sylhet Deputy Commissioner M Kazi Emdadul Islam, and FBCCI Director Khandakar Sipar Ahmed. 

Also in attendance were Assistant Indian High Commissioner L Krishnamurthy and other senior officials of the high commission. 

Earlier on Tuesday evening, the Indian high commissioner paid a visit to the sculpture of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore and other historical places in Sylhet city.

She was accompanied by the assistant high commissioner and several leaders of Manipuri Samaj Kalyan Samity during the visit.