In a bid to boost the bilateral relations between two countries—India and Bangladesh—through trade and economy, the Bangladesh government has upgraded their diplomatic mission in Agartala to an Assistant High Commission. Further, the government has posted Sakhawat Hussain as the first Assistant High Commissioner; this was stated by a highly placed government official of Bangladesh.
While interacting with the media, the official informed, ‘Dhaka will soon set up a Deputy High Commission in Guwahati for promoting bilateral trade and economy and people-to-people contacts,’ adding, ‘The formal inauguration of the Assistant High Commission in Agartala is expected by the end of this year’. Presently, Bangladesh has diplomatic missions in New Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali stated that the Government is mulling to increase diplomatic and consular presence in Northeast India to promote multi-sectoral engagements with India, especially economic partnerships for mutual benefit.
‘With the opening of additional Bangladesh diplomatic missions in Northeast India, trade and business ties will further improve’, said Tripura Chamber of Commerce and Industries President, M L Debnath.