Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma who left for a road trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh on November 5th, 2019 met with people from the Garo community of the country and participated in a get-together programme on November 7th, 2019.
He took to Twitter to express his happiness and wrote, “I am glad that I got an opportunity to connect with Garo community of Bangladesh as my friend Jewel Areng, MP (Bangladesh) organised a get-together programme during my visit to Dhaka.”
He also called on Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on November 7th, 2019 and discussed on various aspects of development for both the regions. He called the meeting “fruitful”.
He took to Twitter and wrote, “Had a fruitful meeting with H.E Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina.”
He further apprised her about Meghalaya’s potential in being a great partner of the neighbouring country for development as the state has enough raw materials including limestone, cement clinkers, coal and boulders.
Conrad signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Tour Operators Association of Bangladesh to promote tourism between both the regions.
To boost economic relations with India, Conrad also called in Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and chalked out sectors for promotion of trade and commerce. He also emphasized on a bus service between Shillong and Sylhet to bridge the communication barrier.
After meeting with the Chambers of Commerce, Sylhet, Conrad expressed his happiness on the huge participation from different sectors and he mentioned that people are eager to invest and explore business opportunities in Northeast India.
The Chief Minister also took this opportunity to invite participants from Bangladesh to the first North East Food Show in Shillong from December 4th, 2019 to December 6th, 2019.
Later in the day, Conrad paid tributes to U Tirot Sing Syiem at Old Central Dhaka Jail. Tirot Sing Syeim was the chief of Hima Nongkhlaw who was jailed by the British in 1833 and died on July 17th, 1835.
Photo credit: @SangmaConrad