Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina proposes Nepal use Mongla, Chattogram seaports

KATHMANDU: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has proposed Nepal to use Mongla and Chattogram seaports alongside Syedpur airport for mutual benefits.

“Nepal can take advantage of using our Mongla and Chittagong ports,” she said while a visiting parliamentary delegation from Nepal paid a courtesy call on the prime minister at her official Ganabhaban residence here this morning.

Chairperson, International Relations Committee, House of Representatives, Federal Parliament, Nepal, Pabitra Niruola Kharel led the Nepalese delegation, according to a press release of the Press Wing of the Prime Minister’s Office.

Mentioning that Bangladesh is developing Syedpur Airport as a regional airport, the premier said, “Neighboring countries including Nepal can use the airport.”

During the meeting, both the sides expressed their eagerness to consolidate further the relations between the two countries alongside strengthening bilateral cooperation on business and trade for mutual benefits.

Expressing her gratitude to the leadership and the people of Nepal for supporting Bangladesh during the Liberation War in 1971, Sheikh Hasina said her government attaches great importance to maintaining good relations with neighboring countries, including Nepal.

The prime minister expressed satisfaction that the delegation visited Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi and Bangladesh Parliament and went to Tungipara through the much-cherished iconic Padma Bridge.

At the outset, the Nepalese delegation thanked the government of Bangladesh for arranging an excellent programme for them.

Fiscal Nepal |
Sunday August 7, 2022, 09:34:04 AM |


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