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FM wants direct air link with Guwahati

Published : 14 Dec 2022 10:06 PM | Updated : 14 Dec 2022 10:06 PM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Moment has stressed on resuming Guwahati-Dhaka air service and also underscored the need to have direct air connectivity between Guwahati-Sylhet and direct bus service between Sylhet-Silchar for promoting people-to-people contacts, boosting bilateral ties and ensuring collective prosperity in the region.

He made the comment when Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Kumar Verma called on him at his office on Tuesday.  

They discussed issues of mutual interest, the foreign ministry said.

Dr. Momen recalled with satisfaction the arrangements made by the government of India during his recent visit to Silchar, Assam, on 01-03 December 2022, to participate in the first edition of the Silchar-Sylhet Festival. 

The Prime Ministers of both Bangladesh and India on numerous occasions have emphasised on building common platforms for promoting understanding and cooperation to further strengthen Bangladesh-India ties.

Following their guidance, this festival revisited the connection, heritage, historical cultural and linguistic affinity between the two countries in order to strengthen the age-old people-to-people ties. 

The Foreign Minister also thanked India for inviting Bangladesh to attend the G20 meetings as a ‘Guest Country’ for the tenure of their G20 Presidency. 

He noted that this would uphold our image in the regional settings. 

He also called for bolder solidarity to address the issues faced by the Global South to tackle the combined challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, the crisis in Europe, and financing for climate emergency and SDG implementation.