NEW DELHI: Underlining that India and Bangladesh partnership is a task mannequin within the area for good neighbourly relations, Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday mentioned New Delhi stands ready to cooperate with the individuals of Bangladesh to tide […]
Talking on the handing over ceremony of 10 broad-gauge diesel locomotives to Bangladesh, Jaishankar famous that the continuing Covid-19 has not slowed down the tempo of general cooperation between the 2 international locations.
“Only a few international locations on the earth share such shut fraternal ties as ours. Our partnership in the present day stands out as a task mannequin within the area for good neighbourly relations,” he mentioned.
“The onset to Covid-19 has posed new challenges to the world particularly in realising our developmental targets. India stands ready to cooperate with the individuals of Bangladesh to tide over these tough occasions,” Jaishankar additional mentioned.
In a handing over ceremony held in the present day, 10 broad-gauge locomotives have been just about flagged off to Bangladesh by Jaishankar and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.
The occasion was additionally attended by the Minister of State for Railways, Suresh C. Angadi. From the Bangladesh finish, Minister of Railway, Md Nurul Islam Sujan and Minister of International Affairs, Dr Abul Kalam Abdul Momen acquired the locomotives on behalf of the Bangladesh authorities.
Jaishankar mentioned: “I’m delighted to affix this ceremony of handing over 10 locomotives to Bangladesh. I’m glad to know that parcel and container trains have been began between each international locations. This may open up new alternatives for our companies.”
Jaishankar famous that the Ministry of Exterior Affairs and Ministry of Railways have been efficient companions in implementing India’s first neighbourhood coverage which has been most evident within the case of Bangladesh.
The minister mentioned the motion of freight by rails has ensured the provision of important commodities uncooked supplies for manufacturing industries throughout the pandemic.
“The pandemic has additionally pressured us to provide you with revolutionary options geared toward minimising disruptions to our provide chain logistics. Due to well-timed efforts the enterprise communities of the 2 international locations who’ve began utilising freight trains for transporting commodities and uncooked supplies for manufacturing industries,” he mentioned.
“The motion of freight by rails has additionally ensured the provision of important commodities and so they continued undisrupted as Railway Ministry famous notably within the holy month of Ramzan as commerce by means of land borders face many challenges,” he added.
Speaking concerning the current trial run of the container cargo from Calcutta to Agartala by means of Chattogram, a port metropolis in Bangladesh, Jaishankar known as it a landmark growth because it not solely reinvigorated conventional waterway connections between the 2 international locations but additionally brings mutual financial advantages.
“I’m equally pleased to notice that the continuing Covid-19 has not slowed down the tempo of our general cooperation. The signing of the Second Addendum to the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Commerce in Could 2020 has elevated the protocol routes from eight to 10 and the variety of ports of calls from six to 11 apart from together with to prolonged ports of name,” he mentioned.
“The profitable completion of the trial run of the container cargo from Calcutta to Agartala by means of Chattogram is certainly a landmark growth. Because it not solely reinvigorated our conventional waterway connections but additionally brings mutual financial advantages,” he added.