Sheikh Hasina-Modi consensus to strengthen Dhaka-Delhi relations
Dhaka, Sept 9: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed satisfaction over the deep relationship existing between the two countries and at the same time agreed to take effective steps to further strengthen the relationship.
Briefing on the outcome of the meeting between the two Prime Ministers held at the official residence of the Prime Minister of India in New Delhi on Friday, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen told reporters that both the Prime Ministers expressed satisfaction over the existing deep relationship between Bangladesh and India and agreed to take effective steps to further strengthen this relationship.
He said Modi also stressed on resolving the outstanding issues between the two countries through talks.
Momen said, "The Prime Minister of India has expressed his deep gratitude to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her contribution in ensuring the peaceful situation in the northeastern region of her country."
Earlier, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh arrived here in the afternoon to attend the G-20 Summit at the invitation of Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina noted that visible progress has been achieved in various areas of bilateral interest after her successful state visit to New Delhi, India from September 4 to 8 last year.
In this context, the Foreign Minister said, "The two Prime Ministers have expressed their satisfaction. In the meeting, Sheikh Hasina informed the Indian Prime Minister about the success achieved by Bangladesh in various socio-economic fields."
He said that the Prime Minister of India appreciated the strong leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the extraordinary progress of Bangladesh.
Momen said that since India is the second largest trading partner of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina requested the Indian government to ensure uninterrupted supply of our daily necessities from India.
"Both the Prime Ministers have agreed to accelerate our ongoing efforts and activities to enhance our bilateral and regional connectivity with India, including rail and road connectivity," he said.
Momen said, "We believe that this fruitful and open discussion between the two Prime Ministers in a very cordial atmosphere will speed up the settlement of the outstanding issues between the two sides and the people of both countries will benefit from it."
He called the bilateral meeting fruitful and said it was held in a very cordial atmosphere.
The foreign minister said, "During this time, both the prime ministers discussed important issues of bilateral interest and both the heads of government also met in a private meeting."