Indian Finance Minister praises Sheikh Hasina for development of Bangladesh
Dhaka, July 18: India's Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman praised Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's leadership in improving relations between Bangladesh and India and the overall socio-economic development of Bangladesh. At the same time, she expressed the hope of working together by identifying the areas of mutual cooperation in the economy of the two countries.
Nirmala Sitharaman praised this in the bilateral meeting of the finance ministers of Bangladesh and India. A bilateral meeting was held between Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on the sidelines of the meeting of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India.
A circular sent from the office of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Tuesday (July 18) further stated that the Finance Minister of India welcomed the Finance Minister of Bangladesh at the beginning of the meeting. The finance ministers of the two countries discussed the bilateral economic cooperation in detail.
Finance Minister Mustafa Kamal said that India's relations with Bangladesh are very strong and friendly.
Recalling India's cooperation in the 1971 Liberation War, he said, "India's name is so closely associated with our great liberation war. The three names Bangabandhu, Bangladesh and India are closely associated with the liberation war."
He said, "India is not only the closest neighbor of Bangladesh, but also a trusted and tested friend. Our history, language, culture and mindset share a deep synergy with India. We have a rich history of development and progress."
Despite not being a member of the G20 alliance, Bangladesh has received the status of a "guest country" in the South Asian region. The host country India has invited Bangladesh as the only 'guest country' in South Asia. Finance Minister Mustafa Kamal expressed gratitude for this.
Appreciating Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's leadership in the development of Bangladesh-India relations and the overall socio-economic development of Bangladesh, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that as the connectivity between the two countries increases, the relationship between the people of the two countries will be strengthened.