DHAKA : The third Indo-Bangla trade fair 2012 kicked off at Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel Thursday in a bid to straighten the bilateral business ties.
India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Indian high commission to Bangladesh organised the event, said source.
Finance minister Abul Maal andul Muhith inaugurated the fair on Thursday morning.
Among others, Industries minister Dilip Barua, chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh Nabam Tuki, finance minister of Tripura Jitendra Chaudhury, finance minister of Assam Goutam Ray, Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Pankaj Sharan and IBCCI president Abdul Matlub Ahmed attended the ceremony.
While inaugurating the fair, Muhith said, ‘The bilateral ties and communications between the two counties will be stronger by the fair.’
Abdul Matlub said, “Such initiatives will bridge the bilateral gap between Bangladesh and India. Our friendship with Delhi became stronger for arranging this fair.”
More than 16 leading Indian and 20 Bangladeshi companies are displaying their products and services by setting up 33 stalls and eight pavilions at the fair.
A dialogue on “North-East India-Bangladesh Business’ will be held at about 2:30pm on the sidelines of the show. Foreign Minister Dr. Dipu Moni Is expected to be present here as chief guest.
The fair will remain open for visitors at the ball room of the hotel from 10am to 8pm everyday.
BDST: 1355 HRS, MAY 31, 2012
Edited by: Maria Salam, Asst Output Editor
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