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Bangladesh allows India to use Chattogram, Sylhet ports to boost connectivity, people-to-people contacts

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By: Shubham Ghosh

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina has offered India to use her country’s ports in Chattogram and Sylhet, saying the move would boost connectivity and enhance people-to-people contacts in the region.

The Chattogram port is an important seaport in Bangladesh, which is strategically located due to its proximity to India’s north-eastern states.

“India can use our Chattogram and Sylhet ports if they want,” the Dhaka Tribune newspaper quoted Hasina as saying when Ram Madhav of India Foundation called on her at her official residence ‘Ganabhaban’ in capital Dhaka on Sunday (19).

Hasina, who leads the ruling Awami League, said this move would increase regional connectivity and enhance people-to-people contacts.

During her interactions with Madhav, Hasina also conveyed her greetings to her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, the report added.

Madhav appreciated the socio-economic advancement in Bangladesh under Hasina’s leadership.

“Bangladesh and India have excellent friendship as neighbouring countries and hope that this relationship will continue in future,” he was quoted as saying in the report.

A number of top-ranked Bangladeshi officials and diplomats were also present at the meeting.

(With PTI inputs)

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