Bangladesh looks to India after scrapping rice deal with Cambodia
hope we will succeed to finalise a deal with them."
Traditionally the world's fourth-biggest rice producer, Bangladesh has emerged as a major importer of the grain this year and helped pushed Asian rice prices to multi-year highs in June.
Bangladesh has also issued a series of tenders as it looks to import a total of 1.5 million tonnes of rice in the year to June.
Rice at warehouses government stood at 411,000 tonnes, well below the normal level of around 1 million tonnes.
In August, Bangladesh cut a duty on rice imports for the second time in two months. The lower import duty has prompted purchases by private dealers, with most of the deals being struck with neighbouring India.
Bangladesh produces around 34 million tonnes of rice annually but uses almost all its production to feed its population.