Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina And PM Modi Meet Next Week

Bangladesh’s objections to establishing an Integrated Check Post (ICP) and other matters about Tripura are expected to be addressed when Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina meets her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Delhi next week, according to an official.

Sheikh Hasina will travel to India for four days starting September 5 to enhance the “multifaceted” bilateral relations. The following day is the planned date of her meeting with PM Modi.

“In South Tripura’s Muhurighat, ICP construction was impossible because of opposition from the Bangladeshi side. During her visit, the prime minister (Modi) promised to discuss the matter with his counterpart from Bangladesh, “Abhishek Chandra, special secretary of industries and commerce, said during a news conference.

An integrated check post is a point of entry and exit on the international border that includes services like customs and immigration.

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According to Mr. Chandra, Modi opened the “Maitri Setu” (bridge) across the Feni river on March 9 last year to enhance port connection with Chittagong, Bangladesh.

However, commerce had not started since a Land Customs Station had not yet been established in that nation on the opposite side of the river.

We anticipate Maitri Setu will be used during the meeting between the two prime ministers, he added.

According to Mr. Chandra, the Covid pandemic has forced the closure of two border haats: Srinagar in South Tripura and Kamalasagar in Sepahijala district.

The official states that the haats have not yet been inaugurated.

On August 17, a test run for the delivery of goods from Bangladesh’s Chittagong and Mongla ports to Tripura via the Srimantapur ICP in the Sonamura subdivision of the Sepahijala district began.

Mr. Chandra stated, “We want more routine transportation of goods through this route.”

An agreement in this regard was made between India and Bangladesh in 2020. It relates to the lower portion of the Gomati river between Sonamura and Daudkandi in the Comilla region of Bangladesh that has been proposed as a new protocol route.