Dhaka, Delhi to work together for S Asia

State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said Bangladesh and India, as the closest neighbours, will continue to work together to establish a secure South Asia for the benefit of all people.

“What’s needed is the positive mindset of our peoples towards relations. Equally, we need to understand each other’s concerns, risks and vulnerabilities as well as opportunities,” he said at a webinar on Tuesday titled “Bangladesh-India Relations: New Dimensions and Opportunities” organised by the Asian Confluence.

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami, among others, spoke at the webinar. State Minister Shahriar said there is always a scope to broaden partnership between the two countries.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will have a Summit meeting virtually on December 17 during which the two countries are likely to sign four-five bilateral documents.

“The virtual Summit going to be held between two prime ministers is a testimony to the joint commitment to our shared history. We also expect to receive and host the Prime Minister of India next year,” said the State Minister.

Shahriar said Bangladesh-India friendship has passed the test of time through mutual respect and understanding of each other’s perspectives, concerns and priorities.



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