We faced the corona pandemic, the Ukraine-Russia war also had its impact but Bangladesh has been repaying the loan on time. I don’t think we will ever face Sri Lanka-like situation.
PM Modi and Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (file photo)
Prime Minister of Bangladesh sheikh hasina spoke to the news agency a day before his visit to India. Sheikh Hasina will reach Delhi on September 5 on her four-day visit to India. During the conversation, he spoke openly on all the issues of the country and abroad. Sheikh Hasina said that I thank the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, for the Vaccine Friendship initiative. India provided the vaccine not only to Bangladesh but also to other South Asian countries.
Bangladesh’s popular PM Sheikh Hasina said that many of our students were trapped in Ukraine during the Russo-Ukraine war. When India took out its students from there, then our students were also taken out from there, I thank Prime Minister Modi for this. He said that our foreign policy is very clear – friendship with all, no hatred towards anyone…. If there is a problem between China and India, I don’t want to get into it. I want development of my country.
We have good relations with India – Sheikh Hasina
On cattle smuggling through the India-Bangladesh border Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina Said that the discussion on this is going on. Incidents of cattle smuggling have come down, with occasional few incidents. There are also meetings between the security forces of both the countries regarding this, we have got their assurance that such incidents will be less. He further said that India is our neighbor. We have very good relations. There are some problems but we have solved most of them… I think we should not fight. If there is a problem between the neighboring countries, it can be resolved bilaterally.
Missed 1975 era
Sheikh Hasina further said in the conversation that India is our reliable partner. We always remember India’s contribution during the 1971 war. In 1975, when I lost all my family members, the then Indian Prime Minister gave us shelter in India. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina India and Bangladesh are close neighbors on her visit to India. 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.
Will PM Hasina’s son join politics?
On being asked the PM of Bangladesh if she wants her son to join politics. In response, he said that he has to decide. He is working for the country. Digital Bangladesh is his idea and he is helping me in this but he never thought of taking any position in a political party or any ministry.