Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– Burma, officially known as Myanmar, wants to develop multidimensional connectivity with Bangladesh and it favours such a policy for mutual benefits, Myanmar Ambassador U Myo Myint Than said in the capital Dhaka on Thursday.
During a meeting with Industries Minister Dilip Barua at the latter’s Shilpa Bhaban office in Dhaka, the envoy also suggested strengthening business-to-business relations for socioeconomic development of both the countries.
The ambassador hoped that the meeting of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) to be held in January would play a significant role in strengthening bilateral trade relations.
At the meeting, the industries minister said maintaining peaceful and a stable environment along the border is a must for the improvement of bilateral economic relations and boosting trade.
He said both the countries could mutually be benefited in the areas of industrialization and investment as next-door neighbours.
Mr. Barua sought Myanmar’s cooperation in establishing rail and road network from Kunming to Chittagong Port.
The minister said Myanmar is a suitable place for Bangladesh’s investment and Myanmar entrepreneurs can similarly come forward to invest in Bangladesh, particularly in agro-based industries.
BBN/SSR/AD-22Nov12-8:30 pm (BST)