GUWAHATI, Feb 4 � Bangladesh Commerce Minister Muhammad Faruk Khan today stressed for open business between Bangladesh and India in which people from both the countries should have a say.
The minister, who is in Guwahati to participate in the International buyer-seller meet organized by Industries and Trade Fair Association of Assam (ITFAA), further said, �Through business, development of common people should be ensured.��
Khan requested the business delegates to sit together and discover the business opportunities available in both the countries. He said that if the brains and investments of the two countries were put together, greater developments of the two regions is possible, an official release stated.
State Minister for Sericulture, Handloom and Textile, Pranab Gogoi said that consumption, designing and marketing were important aspects of global society. He observed that consumer economy has developed tremendously inviting competitiveness.
In the sericulture sector, producers are acceptable in modern market for their fine products specially the muga products with muga being produced nowhere in the world. Agro-based industries have a bright future in Assam, he noted.
Minister for Tourism and Education, Government of Meghalaya, Ampareen Lyngdoh mentioned that the handicrafts industry has a very high organic value in national and international platform. She said that traditional products were necessary for the sustainable development of the economy.
Tariq Ahmad Karim, High Commissioner, People�s Republic of Bangladesh, in India said that North East cannot grow without Bangladesh, Bangladesh cannot grow without India and India cannot grow without North East. There is a need to rediscover each other and move forward together.
Rajeet Mitter, High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, said that Bangladesh government has been involved in regular exchange of business delegations since the last 12 years. He said the potential for increasing trade between India and Bangladesh is enormous.�
The buyer-seller meet has been organized in association with Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India. It has been organized as part of Sourcing Show along with ongoing 18th International Guwahati Trade Fair at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre here.