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Dhaka-New Delhi to form working group of MPs

Update : 15 Feb 2014, 07:55 PM

Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday said a working group would be formed comprising members of parliamentary standing committees of Bangladesh and India.

“The working group will jointly work on cutting poverty, connectivity, women empowerment, disaster management, health, environment and other issues,” she told journalists in India.

The speaker said necessary steps would be taken to make functional the friendship committee of Bangladesh and India.

Terming her visit to India successful, she said: “I am going back to Bangladesh with the high hope that the valuable bond of relationship between the two countries would enhance, unresolved issues would be settled and cooperation would be further strengthened in the coming days.”

During the visit, Shirin met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Speaker Meira Kumar and discussed in details the common issues between the two countries.

She thanked India for making arrangements for Bangladesh to construct Rampal Power Plant and to supply power from Tripura to Bangladesh.

Replying to a question, the speaker said democracy of Bangladesh was going on the right way.

“Non-participation of any political party in election will not hamper flourishing of democracy,” she added.

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