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Naidu lauds Hasina for zero tolerance on terrorism

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 21 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday lauded Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her zero-tolerance approach to terrorism that brought forth peace and security in the entire South Asian region, especially to the north-eastern states of India.

Talking to visiting Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen in New Delhi, he also expressed his satisfaction for the excellent bilateral relationship between the two countries, which has been strengthened in the recent years.

The Vice President also stated that the relationship between Bangladesh and India is based on mutual trust and Bangladesh occupies a special place at the foreign policy outlook of India, as both countries are linked by shared history, culture, tradition, language and common values.

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen, who is now in India, also called on other Cabinet Ministers including Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles Piyush Goyal and Minister of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri at their respective offices in New Delhi.

Momen led the Bangladesh delegation in the 7th Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) held in New Delhi on Sunday, co-chaired by the two Foreign Ministers of Bangladesh and India.

Vice President Naidu also congratulated Bangladesh on the economic success the country achieved in the past decade under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and wished for working together for further prosperity in the days to come.

He particularly applauded the initiatives taken by the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Government to ensure women’s empowerment and participation in the economic activities.

During talks with Hardeep Singh Puri, the Bangladesh Foreign Minister discussed the existing collaboration of both the countries in the areas of energy cooperation namely nuclear energy and renewable energy like solar and wind, LNG, LPG and diesel.

They also discussed the global evolving situation with a particular focus on the energy demand and supply discourse. Both the Ministers laid stress on the need to ensure energy security and energy cooperation in the sub-region. The Indian Petroleum Minister proposed to hold regular meetings and dialogues for further solidifying the existing collaboration and exploring new areas of cooperation in the energy sector.