JORABAT, Oct 23 - �Educational and cultural connectivity between Bangladesh and India�s North East is very much required, apart from business and trade relations,� said Tipu Munshi, Minister of Commerce, Bangladesh, at the University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) today.
Munshi was addressing the students and academicians during a programme titled �India�s North East and Bangladesh: Higher Education Roadmap� organised by the USTM. The programme was also attended by Dr AHM Ahsan, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh; Salim Hussain, Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh; Dr Abdul Hannan and Azizur Zaman, eminent social workers and businessmen from Bangladesh; A Hoque, Commerce Councillor, Bangladesh; Dr SM Tanvir Monsur, Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India, and others.
Munshi said that �heart-to-heart connectivity� is very important for advancing the relationship between Bangladesh and India.
He added that the road connectivity between Shillong and Chittagong has to be improved and promised to do something in this regard.
Munshi said that considering the 1741-km land border that the region shares with Bangladesh, there is tremendous potential for the growth of cross-border trade.