Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina plans to visit India in February next year, the Bangladesh government said on Saturday amid the visit of Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar in Dhaka.

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to visit India in February
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to visit India in February

Hasina’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said she has plans to visit India including authorities of the two nations would work out the calendar of the visit as Akbar made a cordiality approach on the premier.

Hasina told Akbar that “there might be problems between two neighbouring countries, but these should not affect the friendship and cooperation”.

“We won’t tolerate any sorts of terrorism and militancy and won’t allow our land to be used for carrying out terrorist acts against any country,” the official said quoting the premier.

Hasina said the Dhaka cafe attack in July which slaughtered 19 outsiders including an Indian young lady and the vandalizing of temples in Bangladesh were organized to destabilize the nation’s advancement and progress. The PM reviewed with appreciation the commitment of Indian military in Bangladesh’s War of Liberation in 1971 against Pakistan. She likewise said that Indian forces came back to their nation instantly after freedom of Bangladesh.

“It has created a history as no allied force in the world did return home immediately after the victory,” she said.

The premier likewise talked about with Akbar the issue of developing water supplies on both sides of the outskirt for guaranteeing water security. Akbar said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Hasina took India-Bangladesh two-sided relations to another tallness.

“The horizon of bilateral relations has been widened due to pragmatic steps of the two leaders,” the official quoted Akbar as saying.

Akbar said there are vast areas of cooperation amongst Bangladesh and India especially in the field of hydroelectricity and energy.

Hasina’s International Affairs Adviser Gowher Rizvi, Principal Secretary Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury and India’s High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla were likewise present, among others.

Akbar arrived in Dhaka yesterday on a two-day visit to represent India at the 9th annual meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD).


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