Bangladesh Prime Minister urges neighbours to utilize Sylhet, Chittagong airports
Bangladesh needs to keep up friendly ties with all nations, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stated on Sunday. During an interplay with the outgoing Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka, Ms. Hasina prompt that neighbouring nations ought to think about using airports situated in areas like Sylhet.
“We always think that better cooperation is needed with the neighbouring countries, for the development of the people of the region as our foreign policy is ‘friendship to all and malice towards none’,” she stated throughout her assembly with Riva Ganguly Das. The feedback provide a window to the overseas coverage of the nation which has lately been in information after China intensified its outreach within the backdrop of the pandemic. The Indian diplomat had earlier come into highlight after it was discovered that Ms. Hasina had refused to satisfy her regardless of requests. The gesture was interpreted as a snub to India.
The Prime Minister’s feedback have been shared on Sunday by Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim who additionally stated Ms. Hasina has prompt that neighbouring nations ought to think about using airports in Sylhet, Chittagong and Syedpur. Significantly, the airport in Sylhet has drawn consideration internationally as China has bagged a significant contract to construct the brand new terminal of the Osmani International Airport. India’s Larsen and Toubro additionally tried for the undertaking.
The assembly between Prime Minister Hasina and Ms. Das set the stage for the sixth Indo-Bangladesh Joint Consultative Commission’s assembly anticipated to happen on September 29. The digital assembly shall be essential because it comes within the backdrop of rising concern in India about Bangladesh-China collaboration on a number of fronts.
To deal with the sudden deterioration within the bilateral ties, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla had paid an pressing go to to Dhaka between August 18-19 when each side had introduced the upcoming assembly of the JCC. However, inside a month, ties acquired a contemporary setback when India banned export of onions on September 14. India made an exception on September 17 however Bangladesh complained that hundreds of tonnes of onions couldn’t attain its market because the vehicles finally weren’t allowed to cross the border.
Mr. Karim additionally stated Ms. Hasina took up cooperation relating to the pandemic. In the interplay with Mr. Shringla, Bangladesh had acknowledged the necessity to collaborate with Indian pharmaceutical corporations and produce vaccines. These points are prone to determine within the dialogue that may happen between the 2 sides led by External Affairs Minister Jaishankar and his Bangladesh counterpart Dr. AK Abdul Momen on September 29.