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Bangladesh a middle income country now: Asst High Commissioner

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

has emerged as a middle income country from a less developed one, the country's here, has said.

The country has focused on ensuring no poverty, zero hunger, gender equality, clean vision and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, economic growth in industry, innovation, infrastructure and reduced inequalities, he said.

"has a remarkable development story and Sheikh has focused on Vision 2041 whereby the country will transit from a middle income to a developed country," Monsur said while addressing a seminar on 'Opportunities for Enhancing Bangladesh-Relationship on the basis of development' here Thursday night.

The praised Indian for being a "practical leader" who laid stress on the "neighbourhood policy" where all neighbouring countries live like a family.

Bangladesh and have a shared heritage and both countries cannot develop without mutual cooperation, for Asian Studies of Jawaharlal Nehru University Dr S K Bharadwaj said in his key-note address.

"There have been bilateral irritants in the past like the border issues and migration but has applied varying approaches in dealing with its neighbours," he said.

Over the decades, the relationship between the two countries has been determined by three core factors--Bengali cultural identity, religious identity and small state imperative, he claimed.

and additional chief secretary (Industries and Commerce) both stressed on the need for increased connectivity through the various and digital networks which will enhance trade and commerce between Bangladesh and

Director General of Police, Kuladhar Saikia highlighted the cultural and emotional connect between the two countries.

The seminar, organised by the Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner's office here, was a part of the Fourth Development Fair of the

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 16:40 IST