Whoever comes, Bangladesh to welcome new Indian govt: FM

Staff Correspondent

23rd May, 2019 10:57:11 printer

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said Bangladesh will welcome the new Indian government no matter whoever comes to power as Dhaka always maintains friendly relationship with all major political parties of the neighboring country.

The foreign minister told the reporters at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when media reports suggest that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stunned its opposition with a massive election win.

Momen said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the first foreign leader who congratulates his Bangladesh counterpart Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina soon after the re-election of her ruling Awami League in the last general election. ‘So, if Narendra Modi comes to power, we will welcome him in the same manner,’ he said.

The minister said the Dhaka’s relationship with Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is excellent and it is expected that the relationship between the two countries will be expedited in coming days, if Modi government comes to power again.

In a question, Momen said as Bangladesh is on a development trajectory and moving towards higher development so Dhaka would like to see a strong stable Indian government in its own interest to spearhead its development spree.

‘Not only that, we want a stable government in every neighboring country of South Asia,’ he said.