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India assures B’desh of cooperation in ensuring barrier-free trade: Minister

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New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) India has assured Bangladesh of cooperation in ensuring barrier-free trade.

Accordingly, the assurance was conveyed by Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs and Food & Public Distribution Piyush Goyal.

Addressing India-Bangladesh Digital Conference on Agriculture Sector, he said that we have offered duty-free market access to Bangladesh in many products, including, agri-exports.

The minister said that together we can aspire for a better and brighter future for people of both the countries, particularly for the farmers of both countries to benefit from economic prosperity.

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“Our ties have witnessed an upswing in the last 6 years,” he said.

“We have scaled up trade and economic engagement, besides implementing a number of connectivity & infrastructure projects.”

Goyal said that with over 50 per cent of the population in both the countries involved in the agriculture sector, it has huge socio-economic dimension.

“We are delighted that Bangladesh has now become self-sufficient in food, and the goal is to modernise agriculture. This is an area where we both should work with greater synergies and collaboration. Agriculture can have game-changing potential between our two countries. Bilateral cooperation in this sector can pave the way to overcome the current economic challenges,” he added.

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“Agriculture sector has huge socio-economic dimensions. Being the prominent sector of the economy, bilateral cooperation in this sector can pave the way to overcome the current economic challenges our countries are facing.”


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