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Doraiswami came up with this remark while paying a courtesy call on FBCCI president Md Jashim Uddin at the FBCCI office in Motijheel and set a meeting on trade issues between the two countries.

He said India wants to improve trade and investment relations with Bangladesh in the areas of logistics, food processing, automobiles and garments.

Jashim said development of the logistics sector is the prime agenda of FBCCI. The apex trade body is working to submit a 12-year plan to the government for the development of the logistics.

On India's trade potential with Bangladesh, FBCCI president said India could be a major supplier of yarn and cotton to the garment industry in the future. Citing some of the Indian companies operating in Bangladesh, he said, they all are doing a great job. So, the investment of other Indian entrepreneurs in Bangladesh has a huge potential to be profitable, he added.

During the meeting, FBCCI president called for the development of infrastructure in the Indian part of the land ports to boost bilateral trade.

He said poor infrastructure hampers bilateral trade as many products cannot be exported from Bangladesh due to lack of facilities at Indian ports.

In response the Indian envoy informed that another new gate would be opened soon at Petrapole land port to facilitate the movement of trucks. He also assured that development work for other land ports would be undertaken if these ports are permitted to trade more goods.

Doraiswami said his government was keen to facilitate trade between the two countries. So, the issue will get importance in the meeting of the secretary level next February.

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