River trade protocol with India extended
River trade protocol with India extended | Bangladesh | bdnews24.com
Mon, Jul 2nd, 2012 5:57 pm BdST
Dhaka, July 2 (bdnews24.com) — Shipping Minister Shahjahan Khan has announced extension of India-Bangladesh river trade protocol by two years.
A secretary-level meeting between the two countries at Dhaka took the decision on Monday. Representatives from both sides informed the Shipping Minister about the decision after the meeting.
Later, Khan said duration of the India-Bangladesh river treaty would be extended until Mar 31, 2014 and the two countries would sign a contract to this effect on Tuesday.
Shipping Secretary Abdul Mannan Howlader is leading a team of 17 Bangladeshi representatives at the two-day meeting being held at Hotel Sonargaon.
India's Shipping Secretary Pradeep Kumer Sinha is leading the team of seven representatives from his country.
Representatives from both the countries are expected to hold a joint press conference on Tuesday.