Nepal-Bangladesh trade, connectivity talks begin

Kathmandu, October 22

The fourth meeting of the Nepal-Bangladesh Commerce Joint-Secretary-Level Technical Committee has begun in Kathmandu on Tuesday with the objective of the meeting improving trade and connectivity between the two countries.

According to the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies, members of the committee will extensively discuss ways to reduce Nepal’s trade deficit with Bangladesh. Also on the agenda is the facilitation of trade and exchange between the two countries.

“A discussion will be held for the operation of direct bus service from Kathmandu to Dhaka as well as cargo supplies between Nepal and Bangladesh, said Joint-Secretary Nabaraj Dhakal, who is leading the Nepali delegation in the talks.¬†Likewise, a discussion will be held over easing the issuance of visas to Nepali students going to Bangladesh for studies. Inland waterways linking Nepal and Bangladesh is also on the agenda.

Dhakal said that Nepal will also propose an air service between Nepal and Bangladesh. “Discussion will be held about opening a new ‘air route’ for flights to enter into Bangladesh from eastern Nepal,” he added.

Published on October 22nd, Tuesday, 2019 4:02 PM

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