Assistant high commissioner of Bangladesh to India Shah Mohammad Tanvir Monsur on Friday met Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal in Guwahati and discussed on ways to strengthen bilateral relations with increased people-to-people contact between Assam and Bangladesh.

The meeting, that lasted nearly 30 minutes, discussed about 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 an understanding between universities to facilitate educational exchange programmes.

Stating that the culture of Assam has had deep impact in enriching the cultures of Bangladesh, the assistant high commissioner said that both Assam and Bangladesh must go to help each other for the mutual benefits of both the geographical entities.

The assistant high commissioner also invited chief minister Sonowal to Bangladesh’s Vijoy Dibos (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 on the need to have a direct flight between Guwahati and Bangladesh.

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