Bangladesh Agriculture Minister meets Pranab
Agriculture Minister of Bangladesh, Begum Matia Chowdhury, called on Indian President Pranab Mukherjee here on Wednesday.
Chowdhury is in India to explore cooperation in the field of agriculture between India and Bangladesh.
The President said India and Bangladesh enjoy close and friendly relations.
Multifaceted cooperation between the two countries has further strengthened through a number of initiatives taken by both sides over the recent past, he said.
Mukherjee conveyed to the Agriculture Minister that India would be happy to extend every assistance possible to Bangladesh in the field of agriculture.
He expressed satisfaction over progress in India and Bangladesh relations in recent times and expressed warm appreciation for the Government of Bangladesh's efforts in this regard.
The President told Chowdhury that India is a natural and primary development partner of Bangladesh.
India is happy to contribute and participate in Bangladesh's development, Mukherjee said.
He said he was glad to meet her at this important period when the bilateral relationship is at an all time high.
He asked Chowdhury to convey his greetings to Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.