PM hopes Nepal be able to overcome crisis
Published: November 29, 2015 7:24 pm
29 November 2015, Nirapad News: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today expressed her best wishes for the new government of Nepal saying the new administration would be able to materialize the hopes and aspirations of the people and guide the nation towards a greater prosperity.
Congratulating the new government, the Prime Minister said Bangladesh is ready to assist Nepal in alleviating the sufferings of the people caused by this year’s earthquake and recent blockade.
Sheikh Hasina said this when outgoing Nepalese Ambassador Hari Kumar Shrestha made a courtesy call on the PM at her Tejgaon office here.
Sheikh Hasina hoped that Nepal would soon be able to overcome the crisis caused by the earthquake in April last and reconstruction of the country would be completed properly, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said reporters after the meeting.
Referring to current agitation and blockade in Nepal, the Prime Minister said it is better that the Himalayan country is experiencing a comparatively moderate movement than the bloody agitation in Bangladesh. She hoped that the blockade would be lifted soon with restoration of normalcy in the public life.
Sheikh Hasina said she always pointed out importance of Nepal and Bhutan while talking about any regional issue with India.
Renewing her offer to Nepal to use Syedpur airport, Chittagong and Mongla ports for transportation of goods, the Prime Minister said Syedpur airport can be used as a regional one particularly by Nepal for carrying goods.
In this regard the Prime Minister also said the Osmani International Airport can be used by the people of Indian state of Assam.
Stressing the need for strengthening regional cooperation among the SAARC countries, she said more exchange of visits at the highest level is important to boost ties in the region.
The Prime Minister recalled Nepal’s support to the Liberation War of Bangladesh.
The outgoing envoy conveyed greetings of new Nepalese President and Prime Minister to Sheikh Hasina and handed over her their two letters.
He lauded Bangladesh’s development and appreciated the leadership of Sheikh Hasina in achieving prosperity. He particularly hailed the sagacious leadership of Sheikh Hasina in the areas of women empowerment, social development and for taking Bangladesh on the threshold of a middle income country.
The envoy also thanked the Prime Minister for Bangladesh’s solidarity and support to Nepal after the devastating earthquake in April saying Nepal wants to take the relations to a new height.
Hari Kumar said he toured Bangladesh extensively and is highly amazed at the hospitality of the people of Bangladesh.
PM’s International Affairs Adviser Dr Gawher Rizvi and PMO Secretary Suraiya Begum were present on the occasion.