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A friend and a neighbour

  • Published at 12:02 am October 4th, 2019
Sheikh Hasina
File photo of Sheikh Hasina Focus Bangla

The PM’s visit is expected to cover a host of important issues which require urgent attention

For Bangladesh, staying on the path to sustainable development involves fostering a strong partnership with neighbouring India. 

In that regard, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been tireless in her efforts, and her current visit to India is an example of the sort of diplomacy required to ensure Bangladesh’s position in the world, and to ensure that our citizens are provided for. 

The PM’s visit is expected to cover a host of important issues which require urgent attention, from the Rohingya crisis to border killings and, as such, bilateral ties with India remain of the utmost importance for our country. 

Most importantly, the main purpose of this visit is the signing of almost a dozen memorandums of understanding, covering a diverse range of issues such as youth and sports, ocean research, ICT, and the establishment of economic zones. 

At the end of the day, these relationships not only help us solve the various issues which plague our respective nations, but also create win-win situations whereby both countries are benefitted, such as through the sharing of information or through collaborative studies towards finding solutions in a mutually beneficial way. 

This visit is one step amongst many that the government is taking to ensure that Bangladesh’s issues are addressed, and no doubt, many will follow. 

We hope that the prime minister’s visit is a fruitful one, one which removes obstacles towards progress, and that agreements are reached on enriching this relationship with India further, and to solving some of the most urgent and contentious issues Bangladesh has been facing.