Foreign Minister Abdul Momen laid emphasis on establishing ‘good connectivity’ between Central and South Asian nations through road and air connections with trade facilitation for betterment of both the regions.
“Trade facilitation, avoidance of double taxation, visa support and other trade favorable measures would be the ground to ease and expedite the cooperation among our countries,” he said.
Dr Momen made the remarks while delivering his speech at the plenary session of the ongoing international conference on “Central and South Asia: Regional connectivity: Challenges and Opportunities” at Congress Hall in Tashkent in Uzbekistan on Friday, said a news release.
The Bangladesh foreign minister said that long-standing common cultural and civil bonds of the Central and South Asian regions serve as the foundation for people-to-people relations through education, tourism and cultural exchange and it can be established both by road and air.
Through combined efforts, Dr Momen said, all states will be able to establish a good connectivity between two regions opening new avenues of cooperation for the benefits.
He said Bangladesh is trying to engage itself in various connectivity projects through road, rail, and sea routes with the neighboring countries.