Sheikh Hasina said, India is our neighbor. We have very good relations. We have problems but we have solved many.
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On balancing ties with India-China, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina said “Our foreign policy is very clear, friendship with all, enmity with none. If there is a problem, it is between China and India. I don’t want to stick my nose in it. I want development of my country.”
In an interview to ANI a day before her visit to India, Sheikh Hasina said, India is our neighbor. We have very good relations. We have problems but we have solved many. Both India and China, I think we should not fight. If there is any problem with neighboring countries, it can be resolved bilaterally. It is very important.
What PM Sheikh Hasina said on India-Bangladesh relations
Sheikh Hasina further said, when you live together, some problems arise or persist, you can solve them. We still have issues but I think we will continue our talks. For our development we need cooperation from any country which is suitable for our country.
He said, India and Bangladesh are close neighbours. I always value friendship with my neighboring countries because I think this friendship is for our people. It is our priority to see how to improve trade between the two countries.
Let us tell you, Sheikh Hasina is coming on a four-day visit to India on September 5. During this, his focus will be on strengthening the multi-faceted bilateral alliance. She will meet Modi on September 6.
Special Secretary (Industry and Commerce) Abhishek Chandra said at a press conference in Agartala, “ICP could not be built at Muhrighat in South Tripura due to Bangladesh’s objection. The Prime Minister has agreed to raise this issue in the meeting with Sheikh Hasina.
An ICP is a point of entry and exit at an international border, where immigration and customs related facilities are available. Chandra said Modi had inaugurated Maitri Setu on the Feni river on March 9 last year to establish connectivity with Chittagong in Bangladesh.
He said that the land customs station has not been established on the Bangladesh side across the river, due to which trade could not be started yet. Chandra said, we hope that Maitri Setu will be mentioned in the meeting between the two Prime Ministers.