Dhaka, Bangladesh
Dhaka urges India to free ‘Independence Road’ at Mujibnagar

Dhaka urges India to free ‘Independence Road’ at Mujibnagar

DHAKA, oct 1, 2020 (BSS) – Foreign Minister Dr A K Abdul Momen Wednesday urged India to make the two- kilometer long ‘Independence Road’ along the Bangladesh-India frontier at Mujibnagar in Meherpur district free for movement. He observed that Indian tourists can easily visit the historic Mujibnagar, where the exiled Bangladesh government took oath during the country’s Great War of Liberation in 1971, if the Independence Road would be free for movement, a foreign ministry press release said. The foreign minister made the urge while outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Das Ganguly made here a farewell call on him at State guesthouse Padma. During the meeting, Dr Momen laid emphasis on completing different project those are being implemented under the Indian ‘line of credit’. The foreign minister expressed satisfaction over the progress on bilateral issues at the 6th Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) between Bangladesh and India, held on Tuesday. The Indian envoy congratulated Dr Momen for successful completion of the JCC meeting on Tuesday and decisions taken by both countries for strengthening bilateral cooperation across various sectors.

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