NEW DELHI, April 24 � India and Bangladesh on Friday finalised a draft agreement to allow river vessels to carry cargo between the two countries.
Official sources in the Ministry of Shipping said the agreement on coastal shipping between the two countries has been finalised during a Secretary-level talk here. It said, the commencement of coastal shipping between the two countries will give a boost to export and import trade.
During the talks, both the countries also agreed on extension of protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade with the provision of automatic renewal. This is in line with the proposed amendment to the Bangladesh-India trade agreement.