Media linkages important for Bangladesh-India relations: Riva Ganguly

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Dhaka, April 13: Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das on Saturday said increasing linkages between the media of India and Bangladesh is an important element in overall growth of bilateral relations between the two countries.Speaking at an event titled ‘Connections 2019’ arranged by Indian Institution of Mass Communication (IIMC) Alumni Association at the Jatiya Press Club, she also spoke about Indian government’s initiatives to help Bangladeshi students, UNB reports.

“Media plays an important role in highlighting the immense potential and opportunities that exist for all the stakeholders,” the Indian envoy said.

She also said the IIMC Alumni Association can play a vital role to take the ties to a new height.

State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said the friendship that exists between Bangladesh and India is deepening day by day. “I want to hold the friendship between Bangladesh and India as an example to the world on how good the relations between neighbouring countries can be,” he said.

He also spoke about Bhutan-Bangladesh relations, saying, “It’s also our neighbouring country. They want to use some of our land ports.”

The state minister expressed the hope that India will help maintain the friendly relations between Bangladesh and Bhutan.

Zahid Newaz Khan, General Secretary of IIMC Alumni Association, Bangladesh said, “Bangladeshis who have graduated from IIMC are among the top journalists in the country. It’s something we are proud of.”

IIMC Alumni Association Bangladesh President Ihsanul Karim and IIMC Central Alumni President Prasad Sanyal also spoke at the event.