India to extend support to Sheikh Hasina
06 February 2016, Nirapad News: Alongside extending support to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, India will work jointly with Bangladesh in fighting the menace of terrorism and violent extremism.
Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said this when State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam called on her at former’s office in New Delhi Thursday (February).
During the meeting, the Indian minister expressed her country’s strong resolve to work jointly with Bangladesh in fighting the menace of terrorism and violent extremism, said a press release of foreign ministry.
They also discussed the issues of connectivity, hydro-power projects through sub-regional cooperation mechanism.
During the meeting, the Indian External Affairs Minister said that India attaches great importance to its relationship with Bangladesh and expressed her gratitude over the cooperation extended to India in ensuring regional peace, security and stability.
In this context, she particularly praised the contribution of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in fighting terrorism. “On every platform, India will extend support to Sheikh Hasina’s government whole-heartedly”, she said.
While discussing the issues of mutual interest, the two Ministers expressed satisfaction over the implementation of the various agreements signed during the historic visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Bangladesh in June last year.
They also expressed the hope that the issues relating to sharing of waters will soon be resolved.
When the State Minister raised the issue of easing of visa processing for Bangladeshi travelers, the Indian External Affairs Minister informed that she had given instructions to concerned authorities to resolve the matter at the earliest.
She also informed of the initiative taken by the Indian government to translate Bangabandhu’s ‘Unfinished Memoirs’ in Hindi.
The two ministers appreciated the resolution of land and maritime boundaries, which remained as examples to the world.
The State Minister went on a two-day visit to India to attend the Counter Terrorism Conference in Jaipur, which was inaugurated by President of India Pranab Mukherjee and attended by Ministers, security experts and diplomats from 25 countries.