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PM Hasina takes Dhaka-Delhi ties a newer height: envoy

Sun Online Desk

16th August, 2019 10:44:11 printer

PM Hasina takes Dhaka-Delhi ties a newer height: envoy

Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali on Friday said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina restored mutual trust between Bangladesh and India bringing about a change in the mindset regarding the bilateral ties.

The Bangladesh envoy made this observation while addressing to the officers taking part in the 59th NDC course at National Defence College in New Delhi.

“There’s now a greater recognition on both sides that the destinies of our two neighbouring countries are inescapably intertwined and we must grow together,” said the freedom fighter diplomat.

The envoy spoke on “Framework of Bangladesh-India relations: Opportunities and Challenges”.

Besides participants from India, the 47-week course has 25 overseas officers from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, Oman, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, the UAE, the UK, the USA and Vietnam.

The envoy said the friendly relations between Bangladesh and India have grown stronger and reached a newer height under the guidance of Prime Ministers Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi.

Syed Muazzem said Bangladesh and India has focused on security, mutual trust, confidence building and promoting physical and people-to-people connectivity.

The bilateral relations are so cordial that the two countries have emerged as a role model for neighbourhood diplomacy, he said.

Syed Muazzem said Bangladesh and India have steadily developed bilateral defence engagements in recent years.

The two countries signed five MoUs on defence cooperation during Sheikh Hasina’s 2017 India visit.

The cooperation covers fields of general cooperation, training exchange and procurement of equipment, defence financing, medical cooperation and knowledge sharing between the top defence institutes of both countries.

He said both the countries have strengthened security cooperation and are committed to eradicating terrorism.

Bangladesh’s avowed policy is not to allow its soil for any terrorist activity against India or any other country.

It has received full cooperation from India too.

His speech was followed by a lively interaction with participants asking questions relating to bilateral, regional and international issues.

Syed Muazzem said Bangladesh and India have steadily developed bilateral defence engagements in recent years. The two countries signed five MoUs on defence cooperation during Sheikh Hasina’s 2017 India visit.

The cooperation covers fields of general cooperation, training exchange and procurement of equipment, defence financing, medical cooperation and knowledge sharing between the top defence institutes of both countries.

He said both countries have strengthened security cooperation and are committed to eradicating terrorism.

Bangladesh’s avowed policy is not to allow its soil for any terrorist activity against India or any other country, said the envoy adding that it has received full cooperation from India too.


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