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PM for doing business with India thro Tk, Rupee

PM for doing business with India thro Tk, Rupee

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday (Feb 17) stressed the need for expanding business between Bangladesh and India using their own currencies. "We can do our business through exchanges of Bangladeshi Taka and Indian Rupee. It has already started, but we have to expand it further so that we can increase our businesses," she said while Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar paid a call on the PM. The meeting was held at Hotel Bayerischer Hof, the conference venue, in Munich on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (MSC) 2024, on Saturday morning. Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud briefed media about the outcome of the meeting upon its completion, local media reported.

The Foreign Minister said the Bangladesh premier and Jaishankar attached importance to doing business between the two friendly countries through their own currencies to reduce dependency on other currencies like the U.S. dollar. He said Bangladesh and India have excellent bilateral relations and it has elevated to another height under the leadership of the prime ministers of the two countries.

"The relations between the countries are getting stronger day by day," he said, adding that the two leaders discussed the issues during the meeting. Quoting Jaishankar, Hasan said, "Our relations will further be closer in the days ahead."

Bangladesh Ambassador to Germany Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan and PM's Deputy Press Secretary Md. Noorelahi Mina were present during the briefing.

The Bangladesh PM arrived in Munich on Feb 15 evening on a three-day official visit to join the Munich Security Conference 2024. Upon completion of the tour, Sheikh Hasina will leave Munich on Feb 17 night and is scheduled to reach Dhaka on Feb 19.