Indian visas will be easy soon: Shringla

28 Jun 2016, 18:38

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla. File photo

Moulvibazar: Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday said Bangladeshi travellers will get Indian visas more easily in the coming days.

While addressing a discussion and cultural programme at Monipuri Cultural Complex at Tetoigaon village of Kamalganj in Moulvibazar arranged to welcome the Indian envoy, he also said a new Indian Visa Centre will be opened in Sylhet in future.

Harsh Vardhan Shringla visited the Monipuri Cultural Complex, which is established with the fund of the Indian government, as part of his two-day tour to Sylhet division.

Speaking at the discussion, he noted that Bangladesh and India have similarities in social, cultural and economic sectors, and the relations between the two countries in these sectors will be strengthened in future.

Among the minorities in Bangladesh, the Monipuri people have a rich culture, and that is why the Indian government has helped establish the Monipuri Cultural Complex in Adampur union, he added.

Kamalganj upazila assistant commissioner (land) Rafiqul Alam moderated the discussion while deputy commissioner of Moulvibazar Kamrul Hasan, superintendent of police Mohammad Shahjalal, additional secretary of the Railways Ministry Shashi Kumar Sinha, additional secretary of Indian External Affairs Ministry Dr Sumeet Jerath and first secretary (finance and project) of Indian High Commission Gina Uika also spoke on the occasion.