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Bhutan wants transit, Sheikh Hasina will talk with India

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 09 May 2023, 12:17 am

London, May 9: Bhutan wants direct transit with Bangladesh via India. In a meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, King of the country Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck proposed to get transit. Sheikh Hasina welcomed the proposal of the King of Bhutan. She also assured the King of Bhutan that she would talk to India about this if necessary.

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan met Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at London's Claridge's Hotel on Saturday afternoon local time. At that time, the King of Bhutan made this proposal to Sheikh Hasina.

At the end of the meeting, Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen briefed this information. The minister said that in the meeting, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina proposed to Bhutan to build an economic zone in Bangladesh for mutual benefit. Bhutan is a happy country. They do not want to endanger the environment of their country. For this reason, Sheikh Hasina gave this proposal to the King of Bhutan who wanted to build an administrative economic zone in his country while keeping the environment intact.

Addressing the king of Bhutan, Sheikh Hasina said, "We are establishing an economic zone in Bangladesh. You can build an economic zone in our country like Bhutan's economic zone. In the meantime, we have given India, Japan and South Korea the opportunity to build economic zones in Bangladesh. If you want, we can provide an economic zone in Kurigram."

The Prime Minister said, "Bangladesh is developing all kinds of communication with neighboring countries including railways. Bangladesh is a hub of connectivity. Bhutan can use Bangladesh's two ports and Syedpur International Airport. Because we have opened them for this purpose."

In the meeting, the king of Bhutan said, "The prime minister and the foreign minister of our country both studied in Bangladesh, so they have a special affection for Bangladesh. Both Bhutan's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister want to visit Bangladesh privately. Sheikh Hasina replied, "My door is always open for you."

Abdul Momen also said that Bhutan's king and queen appreciated the economic progress of Bangladesh under the dynamic leadership of Sheikh Hasina. He said that they also discussed various family matters during the 50-minute meeting.

Earlier, the Prime Minister and his younger sister Sheikh Rehana welcomed the King and Queen of Bhutan on their arrival at the hotel.