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Building bridges

  • Published at 11:53 pm May 25th, 2018
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan at Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan, West Bengal on Friday Focus Bangla
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan at Visva-Bharati University in Shantiniketan, West Bengal on Friday Focus Bangla

The Bangladesh Bhavan is symbolic of how far Bangladesh has come in recent times

Diplomatic ties are of paramount importance, especially when we consider how interconnected we all are, how much we can help each other, and how certain problems, such as climate change, can only be fought through a concerted effort. 

Our honourable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is aware of this.

The inauguration of the Bangladesh Bhavan at Shantiniketan by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian PM Narendra Modi shows the current government’s focus on regional cooperation.

The new structure will play a significant role in not only highlighting the cultural ties between India and Bangladesh, but will also go a long way in creating awareness regarding the history of Bangladesh and how it came into being, the history of the Liberation War, and the cherished place of Rabindranath Tagore in our respective cultures. 

The fact that the prime minister will also be awarded an honorary degree at the Kazi Nazrul University also attests to the good work being done by the current government and the citizens of this country towards elevating Bangladesh’s status on the global stage.

For a developing nation, one that has made such praiseworthy progress over the last decade, and one which has made such a significant impression on the world stage recently, expanding our reach across to other nations and nurturing better relations with our neighbours is crucial.

Bangladesh’s ongoing efforts to provide aid and security to the fleeing Rohingya have shown just how much we are capable of as a country, but it has also brought to the forefront the need for allies in the global arena. 

The Bangladesh Bhavan is symbolic of how far Bangladesh has come in recent times, and will do much towards ensuring that we continue to be relevant in the future.