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Foreign Minister of Bangladesh’s Visit to India

by Diplomatist Bureau - 8 March, 2024, 12:00 108 Views 0 Comment

The recent three-day bilateral visit of Dr. Hasan Mahmud, Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, to India marked an important milestone in the ongoing diplomatic relations between the two neighbouring countries. The visit, which took place at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Dr. S Jaishankar, provided a platform for discussing key areas of cooperation and enhancing mutual understanding.

During this visit, he also participated in a discussion at the Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia, titled ‘Bangladesh-India Current Relations’. During this interaction with journalists, Dr. Mahmud shed light on various aspects of the bilateral relationship, offering valuable insights into the current state of affairs and future prospects.

The discussions between Dr. Mahmud and Dr. Jaishankar encompassed a wide range of bilateral issues, including cross-border connectivity, economic and development partnership, cooperation in defence and security, power, energy, water resources, and people-to-people exchanges. Both ministers reviewed the progress made in these areas and explored avenues for further collaboration in alignment with the national development goals of both countries.

A notable aspect of the discussions was the emphasis placed on long-term vision and strategic planning. Dr. Mahmud and Dr. Jaishankar deliberated on the visions of ‘Viksit Bharat 2047’ and ‘Smart Bangladesh 2041’, reflecting their commitment to fostering sustainable development and prosperity in the region. These visionary goals underscore the depth of the partnership between Bangladesh and India and the shared commitment to mutual growth and progress.

In addition to bilateral issues, the two ministers exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues of common interest. They reaffirmed their commitment to enhancing collaboration to promote sub-regional cooperation within the framework of BIMSTEC, IORA, and the BBIN initiative. This commitment to regional cooperation reflects the shared vision of both countries for fostering stability and prosperity in the broader South Asian region.

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