Sylhet city mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury sought support of Assam government to increase export of Bangladeshi goods to the Indian northeastern states, widely known as seven sisters.
The SCC mayor said this during a meeting with the finance and transport affairs minister of Assam on Thursday at the city corporation office.
The Assam minister, Chandra Mohan Patwari, said the people of Assam have a good relation with the people of Sylhet for long period and his government is working to strengthen the friendly relation further.
‘Being a friendly neighboring country, India always considers Bangladesh with proper importance,’ Patwari added.
The SCC mayor also put importance on reinforcing the relation between the people of Sylhet and Assam to boost trade between the two regions.
Assam state assembly’s additional chief secretary Jashuna Barua and principal secretary Avinash Joshi, Indian assistant high commissioner to Bangladesh Shree L Krishna Murti and the high commission’s first secretary MS Nabanita Chakrabarti, SCC chief executive officer Bidhayak Roy Chowdhury, its secretary Mohammad Badrul Haque, chief engineer Nur Azizur Rahman and administrative officer Hanifur Rahman, among others, attended the programme.
In the meeting, the Assam minister handed over gifts to Sylhet mayor on behalf of the people of Assam.
Earlier, the SCC mayor welcomed the Assam delegation after it reached Sylhet Nagar Bhaban at noon.
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