The Eighth Session of the Bangladesh-India Friendship Dialogue has carefully assessed the impact of the changing world order on the peace, stability and prosperity of South Asia as well as on the bilateral relations between the two countries.
The assessments were made during the three-day long dialogue held in Guwahati, India from July 2 to July 4, said a foreign ministry press release.
The dialogue also re-assessed and measured progress in the areas that discussed in the previous rounds.
The discussion includes the management of peaceful and prosperous international borders and security; water security and joint basin management; energy security and cross border generation and trade in power; connectivity and Integrated Multimodal Communication – with special emphasis on utilising inland waterways.
The discussion went further to cover issues like reciprocal use of mega-architectures such as Regional and Continental Highways, Rail Networks, Sea Ports and Coastal Shipping.
The dialogue also discussed the possibilities of mutual sharing of investment, production, manufacturing and service sector between Bangladesh and India.
The eighth round of discussion has also assessed the possibilities and modalities for designing sustainable and forward-looking mechanisms in joint finance and promotion of both innovative and high-end value-added products and services.
It has also suggested a security and economic vision of South Asia for 2030 – which is primarily built on a platform of innovation and entrepreneurship.
Preparing a Vision Document and Research Report on “NE India and Bangladesh: Borders as Prosperity Zones” and organising an India-Bangladesh Business Summit have been suggested in the Eighth Session.