Dhaka, Delhi discuss joint study on economic partnership deal

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Bangladesh and India have discussed a number of issues of mutual interest at the Commerce Secretary level meeting in New Delhi.

Both sides also held extensive discussions on India-Bangladesh CEOs’ Forum, sharing trade data, regional connectivity initiatives, harmonization of standards, up-gradation of border trading infrastructure, and facilitation of business visas.

The issues of mutual interest including border haats and joint study for the proposed “Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement” between the two countries came up for discussion at the meeting held on January 15-16.

The Bangladeshi delegation was led by Commerce Secretary Dr Md JafarUddin while the Indian delegation was led by Commerce Secretary of India Anup Wadhawan, reports UNB.

The meeting was preceded by the 12th meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on trade, at the level of additional secretaries of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, India and Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh on January 13-14.

Technical discussions were held in detail on various areas of mutual interest in trade and commerce, according to the Press Information Bureau of India.

It was agreed that the next meetings of the Commerce Secretaries and the JWG will be held in Bangladesh, at mutually convenient dates.

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