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PM Hasina: Bangladesh favours resolving issues with neighbours through talks

  • Published at 01:01 pm July 14th, 2018
  • Last updated at 01:03 pm July 14th, 2018
File photo of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh emphasized regional dialogue to eliminate terrorism and militancy

Bangladesh always favours resolving issues with its neighbouring countries through talks, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has told visiting Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

"We are always in favour of holding dialogues to mitigate problems. We have resolved many issues – like border disputes – through this process," she said during their meeting at Ganabhaban on Saturday, reports UNB.

Briefing the media, Hasina’s Additional Press Secretary M Nazrul Islam, said the prime minister told Singh that Bangladesh strongly condemns terrorism and violent extremism.

"Bangladesh does not allow its territory to be used by any terrorist individual, group and entity— against any state or people," Hasina said.

Rajnath Singh emphasized regional dialogue to eliminate terrorism and militancy from this region. "But, because of non-cooperation by some of the countries, it is not taking place," he said.

He mentioned that the cordial relationship between Bangladesh and India is at its peak.

Rajnath praised Bangladesh’s socioeconomic development, especially its achievement of 7.78% GDP, under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina. 

"Probably, this is the highest and fastest GDP growth in the world," he said.

Prime Minister Hasina said her government attached the utmost importance to the development of rural areas. 

She said Bangladesh achieved the growth as the government’s main target is to build a self-reliant ‘golden Bangla’—as dreamt by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.