Problems among neighbours should be resolved thru discussion: PM

5 March, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the existing problems among neighbouring countries need to be resolved through discussions, reports UNB.

“There might be problems among neighbouring countries. The problems should be resolved through negotiations and discussions,” she told visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar when he met her at her official residence Ganobhaban.

PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting.

During the meeting, the Indian Minister praised Sheikh Hasina’s leadership for the graduation of Bangladesh from the LDC group.

“It’s a great achievement. The development of Bangladesh is miraculous…,” Jaishankar was quoted as saying.

About the Covid-19, the Prime Minister said Bangladesh took prompt action to check Covid-19 by engaging all concerned, including physicians, law enforcers, members of the armed forces and administration in the fight against the pandemic. She said Bangladesh launched a nationwide vaccination programme last month. “The (Covid-19 inoculation) programme is being rolled out in phases as it aims to include everyone under the vaccination,” Sheikh Hasina was quoted as saying.

The Prime Minister appreciated the support received from India on the Covid-19 vaccine.

She said the economy of Bangladesh is progressing despite the Covid-19 pandemic coupled with recent floods and cyclones. Its remittance inflow has also increased during the period.

Noting that agriculture was the priority of Bangladesh during the pandemic, she said, “We’ve put emphasis on growing more food grains.”