Neighbors should solve their problems through discussions: Bangladesh PM to Indian foreign minister

Problems between the neighboring countries should be solved through discussion, and it obvious for them to have certain problems, said Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after her meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar

Mar 05, 2021
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Problems between the neighboring countries should be solved through discussion, and it obvious for them to have certain problems, said Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina after her meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar. 

Jaishankar paid a one-day visit to Bangladesh on Thursday. During the visit, he and his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Momin held discussions on bilateral issues, including on contentious issues of Teesta water sharing and border killings. 

“There can be problems between neighboring countries. We think these should be resolved through negotiations and discussions,” Hasina’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim quoted her as saying.

She also apprised Jaishankar of the immunization drive in Bangladesh and thanked India for providing Covid-19 vaccines. The country’s economy is growing despite floods, storms, and other natural calamities along with the pandemic, she was quoted by BDnews24 as saying to Jaishankar. 

Bangladesh put the agriculture sector on top priority, she said, to avert the food crisis in wake of the pandemic. During his meeting with Hasina, Jaishankar also presented a book, titled ‘Liberation War of Bangladesh’ written by K Subrahmanyam, a leading strategic expert of India and also the minister's father, who passed away in 2011.
 
Jaishankar’s visit came weeks before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Dhaka late this month for the joint celebration of the birth centenary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the founder of Bangladesh, and commonly known as Bangabandhu in the country.  

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