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Indian PM Modi meets Bangladesh business leaders

60Business-ModiIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met a group of Bangladeshi business leaders on the second day of his Dhaka visit.

The business leaders, led by FBCCI chief Abdul Matlub Ahmad, went to Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel on Sunday, a day after the neighbours inked several agreements and MoUs to expand trade.

“Strengthening business links. PM @narendramodi meets Presidents of leading Chambers of Commerce & Industry,” Vikas Swarup, spokesperson of the external affairs ministry, tweeted.

Ahmad said the deals initiated by Modi would usher new era in bilateral trade and business.

“We believe this will help reduce Bangladesh’s trade deficit with India,” he told reporters after the meeting.

The FBCCI president said they congratulated the Indian prime minister on behalf of Bangladesh’s businesses.

He said they proposed forming a joint group in the private sector of the neighbouring countries.

The BGMEA has sought a 50-acre plot from India which would help it to export high-quality garment products.

“At the BGMEA proposal, Narendra Modi has told us that his government would welcome us,” Ahmad added.

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