Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said cooperation among the businessmen of Bangladesh and India should be boosted in the private sector.
Investment in the private sector as well as bilateral relations between the two countries can be strengthened further by increasing cooperation among the businessmen, he said.
The Indian Foreign Secretary expressed the view when Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan met him at a hotel in Dhaka on Tuesday morning.
Shringla, who contributed a lot to promoting Indo-Bangla ties during his term as Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh, is optimistic about further strengthening the relations between the two countries.
“The bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India will increase further in the days to come through strong cooperation among the businesses of the two countries,” he said.
Shringla also urged Bashundhara Group, the leading business conglomerate of Bangladesh, to invest in different sectors, including LPG (liquefied petroleum gas).
During the meeting, Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan regarded Shringla as a ‘trusted friend’ of the people of Bangladesh.
“Shringla is a true friend of Bangladesh. He is playing a crucial role in promoting bilateral relations as well as business ties between the two countries,” he said.
Bashundhara Group Vice-Chairmen Shafiat Sobhan Sanvir and Safwan Sobhan Tasvir were present on the occasion. They greeted Indian Foreign Secretary with flowers and thanked him for visiting Bangladesh.
Daily Bangladesh Pratidin Editor and News24 TV and Radio Capital CEO Naem Nizam was also present.