India-Bangladesh Stakeholders’ Meet begins in Guwahati today with trade and connectivity high on the agenda. A 70-member delegation from both countries is participating in the two-day meet. The focus would be on improving its connectivity with the neighbouring country to get the best of the rest under Act East Policy for the host Assam.
The idea of the meet is to put Assam at the focus point of India’s trade expansion with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as well as Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal.
The technical sessions will have discussions on connectivity aspects as the broad theme, with several sessions planned to specifically focus on road agreements, cross border surface route trade and port use agreements. The Business meet on agriculture, mines and minerals, tea and infrastructure will also be held during the meet.