GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh to India Dr Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur today called on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at Janata Bhawan here.
Both Sonowal and Tanvir vowed to strengthen the already buoyed bilateral relations with increased people-to-people contact between Assam and Bangladesh.
The meeting that lasted nearly 30 minutes discussed the need of constant people-to-people contact, including exchange programmes between students and academia.
During the meeting, it was proposed that the two geographical entities can enter into a memorandum of understanding between universities to facilitate educational exchange programmes.
Stating that the culture of Assam has had a deep impact in enriching the cultures of Bangladesh, the Assistant High Commissioner said both Assam and Bangladesh must help each other for the mutual benefits of both the geographical entities.
The Assistant High Commissioner also invited Sonowal to Bangladesh�s Vijoy Divas (Victory Day) to commemorate the country�s liberation to be celebrated on December 16.
Stressing on the increased volume of trade between Assam and Bangladesh, the meeting also discussed the need to have a direct flight between Guwahati and Bangladesh.