January 24, 2006


In a three day long event in Dhaka organized by the Bangladesh Enterprise Institute the young leaders of India & Bangladesh called for strong political will to resolve the outstanding issues.

Farooq Sobhan, president of the enterprise institute and the former foreign secretary of Bangladesh, emphasized on fresh ideas instead of being obsessed with old debates and proposed more interactions between the people of seven sisters and Bangladesh, including Dhaka's direct flight with Guwahati, Assam, and bus services with Shillong, Meghalaya. He expressed his conviction that Indian authorities invested more "time and energy" in her relations with Pakistan and under-invested in making policies towards Bangladesh.

All major issues were discussed but I think its time for more action by both of the countries rather than rhetorics.

As the saying goes:
What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter.


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