Assam will roll out red carpet to welcome Bangladeshi visitors
- A Monitor Report 23 Dec, 2018 | 3404 Views|-+
Guwahati: Assam will roll out the red carpet to welcome visitors from Bangladesh as tourism can play a pivotal role in further improving ties, Chandan Brahma, Minister for Tourism of the Indian state of Assam has said.
The minister was addressing a gathering on the occasion of Victory Day Festival, organised by the Bangladesh’s Assistant High Commission office here on December 19.
Tour operators can come to the state to explore the possibilities and all arrangements will be made by the state government, Brahma said.
"People of Assam and Bangladesh have ties that date back to long ago and we are keen to increase people to people and cultural interaction between the duo," he added.
The minister said the proposed opening of the Chittagong port for trade and direct flights between Guwahati and Dhaka will also lead to increase in volume of trade from the North East (India) not only to the neighbouring country but also to other South East Asian countries.
Dr Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur, Bangladesh’s Assistant High Commissioner in Guwahati also highlighted the possibilities of increased collaboration between Bangladesh and Assam in the areas of trade, commerce, education, medical tourism, art, literature and culture.
He said, for the first time, 10 publishing houses from Bangladesh are participating in the Guwahati Book Fair that began on December 22.
Dr Monsur offered his tributes to the freedom fighters along with extending deep gratitude to the supporters of the liberation war of Liberation, particularly those Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives to make Bangladesh free from the occupation forces.