Indian envoy meets FM

News Desk
15 July 2020, Wed
Published: 10:18

Indian envoy meets FM

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das has met Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen at his office and discussed issues of mutual interest. 

Bangladesh has recently received the first parcel train at Benapole carrying dry chillies from Andhra Pradesh, India. 

Indian Railways dispatched a special parcel train consisting of 16 high capacity parcel vans carrying around 384 tonnes of dry chilies to Bangladesh.

Trade between India and Bangladesh had been affected as the transport services between the two countries got disrupted due to COVID-19 related restrictions since March 2020.

To minimize the supply chain disruption, earlier the High Commission of India had proposed to the Bangladesh Railways to facilitate parcel train service between India and Bangladesh. 

After Bangladesh Railways conveyed the concurrence cargo was mobilized for the first parcel train service.

Earlier, Indian newspaper Hindustan Times reported that Vikram Doraiswami, Additional Secretary in-charge of International Organisations and Summits at the Indian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is likely to be the next Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh.

However, there has been no official announcement yet.

The current Indian High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das arrived here on March 1, 2019 to take up her assignment. Source: UNB