Earlier in the day the External Affairs Minister held discussion with his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr. A K Abdul Momen.
Talking to media after the meeting Jaishankar said that the purpose of the visit is to affirm a very strong relationship of partnership and prepare for the Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s visit to India. He stressed upon the importance of enhancing connectivity between the two countries.
He said India Bangladesh relations are a model of neighbourly relationship that goes much beyond strategic relationship between the two countries. Dr. Jaishankar also reiterated India’s commitment towards cooperation in sectors like energy and infrastructure with Bangladesh.
Speaking about Rohingya refugees he said India wants a safe, sustainable and speedy return of the displaced persons which is in the interest of all the three countries.
Dr. Jaishankar said India is looking forward to a mutually acceptable formula on water sharing of common rivers between the two countries. He will be leaving for Kathmandu tomorrow in the morning after concluding his three day visit to Bangladesh.
From being a partner in the Bangladesh’s liberation struggle to partnering in its development agenda, the relationship between India and Bangladesh has rightly been called a model of neighbourly friendship between countries.
After visiting the memorial of Bangabandhu Mujibur Rahman in Dhaka External Affairs Minister very pertinently said that India is proud to partner with Bangladesh to fulfil the vision of Bangabandhu.
While the visit has been seen as a reaffirmation of the strong ties between the two countries, the atmosphere of warmth and reciprocal respect was palpable during all the interactions of the External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Dhaka on Tuesday. Indeed as Dr. Jaishankar said,
India-Bangladesh relation is in its Shonali Adhyay(Golden Chapter) on Tuesday.