Delhi-Dhaka ties at special height: Sheikh Hasina

Delhi-Dhaka ties at special height: Sheikh Hasina

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Dhaka, Oct 10 :  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India have reached to a special height following her four-day official visit to India from October 3 to 6.

The bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India have got a momentum, following her four-day official visit to India, she said in her written speech while briefing newsmen about the outcome of the recent visits to India and the US at Ganobhaban here on Wednesday.

During her India visit, the premier attended the Indian Economic Summit of the World Economic Forum and held bilateral talks with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Her eight-day visit to the US was aimed at attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York.

She along with Modi inaugurated three projects through video conferencing from New Delhi while Dhaka and New Delhi signed seven documents.

The Prime Minister said, at the UNGA this year, priority was given mainly on climate change, poverty elimination, quality education, sustainable development goals, universal health coverage and inclusive development.

In her speech at the UNGA general debate on September 27,  Hasina placed a four-point proposal to solve the Rohingya crisis.

Myanmar must manifest clear and concrete actions for sustainable return and reintegration of Rohingya to Myanmar, discard discriminatory laws and practices, guarantee security and safety of the Rohingya by deploying civilian monitors from international community in the Rakhine State.

International community must ensure that the root causes of Rohingya problem are addressed and the violation of human rights and other atrocity crimes committed against the Rohingya are accounted for, she also proposed.

On the sidelines of the UNGA, the Prime Minister said, she held bilateral meetings with Modi, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development and the Netherlands Queen Maxima and Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha.

She also had talks separately with ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, Chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, and honorary president of Global Hop Coalition Irina Bokova.

The premier said she attend a luncheon along with USA President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a same table hosted by the UN Secretary General.
Sharing of water of the common rivers, border security, security assistance, inter- communication, public communication, bilateral trade expansion, sub-regional cooperation, increase of investment and cooperation on power and energy sectors have come up for the discussion, were other highlights of her meeting in Delhi.
Regarding National Registrar of Citizens (NRC), the premier said Modi assured her that no unwanted incidents will be taken place as the process of NRC is being carried out following the due process.(UNI)