Aizawl: Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Monday met over the proposed border trade between the two neighbours, an official statement said. 

During an interaction at the chief minister’s bungalow here, both the leaders discussed a wide range of issues related to the border trade, including setting up of border haats and connectivity on either side of the border, the statement said. 

They also discussed other necessary measures to facilitate border trade between the northeastern state and the neighbouring country, it said.  

Mizoram industry and commerce minister Dr. R. Lalthangliana and senior officials from both Mizoram and Bangladesh governments were also present.

After the meeting with Zoramthanga, the visiting Bangladeshi minister also paid a floral tribute to Laldenga, the Mizo National Front (MNF) founder and first chief minister of Mizoram after it attained statehood in 1987.

Munshi, who arrived in Aizawl along with 8 other officials from Bangladesh on Friday, has jointly visited and verified the proposed border haat at Silsury in western Mizoram’s Mamit district and an Integrated Check Post (ICP), which is being developed at Kawrpuichhuah in Lunglei district, in the southern part of the state with Dr Lalthanglian on Saturday.

He also held a meeting with the Mizoram industry minister over the proposed border trade.

Mushi left for Kolkata on Monday afternoon after jointly addressing a press conference with Dr Lalthangliana.

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