Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the country’s apex trade body, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Meghalaya, a northeastern India state.

A nursing training college with international standards will be established in Bangladesh under the MoU, the FBCCI said in a press statement in the capital, Dhaka on Sunday after a visit to India.

A seven-member delegation led by FBCCI President Annisul Huq visited Meghalaya, Guwahati and Kolkata on October 26-30. President of India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry Abdul Matlub Ahmad was part of the delegation.

During the visit, the delegation had meetings with the top brass of Meghalaya and Guwahati, organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce.

They discussed infrastructure difficulties, banking problems and connectivity issues.

The business leaders from both sides also discussed the formation of a task-force, consisting of FBCCI and other trade organizations to carry forward the issues of northeastern region initiatives.

The FBCCI delegation met the leaders of the Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BNCCI) in Kolkata. FBCCI President Annisul Huq at the meeting with the BNCCI leaders emphasized the need for larger export from Bangladesh to India to reduce the huge trade gap between the two countries, according to the statement.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-02November09-1:11 am (BST)