President hopes all Indo-Bangla unsettled issues to be resolved
09 December 2015, Nirapad News: Noting that the implementation of Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) has consolidated the relations between Bangladesh and India, President Abdul Hamid on Tuesday hoped that all the unsettled issues between the two countries will be resolved soon.
The President voiced the hope when Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pankaj Saran made his farewell call on President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban.
During the meeting, Abdul Hamid said there are cultural and historical similarities between Bangladesh and India, and underscored the need for cultural exchange for the mutual benefits of the people of both countries.
President’s press secretary Joynal Abedin briefed reporters after the meeting.
He expressed sorrow and sympathy at the loss of lives and property in the recent floods in India, and said Bangladesh will always stand beside India during its needs.
Both the President and the envoy observed that the bilateral trade has increased due to road connectivity between the two countries and hoped it will expand further in the future.
Abdul Hamid praised Pankaj Saran’s role in strengthening the relations between the two close neighbors.
The outgoing Indian High Commissioner said India always considers Bangladesh as good partner and India would continue its cooperation for Bangladesh’s socio-economic development.
Later, Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force Air Marshal Gagan Paulasthi Bulathsinghala made a courtesy call on President at Bangabhaban.
During the meeting, the President said there is ample scope to expand defence relations between the two countries and emphasised the exchange of visits of high military officials for the benefits of the two forces.
Referring to military training facilities in Bangladesh, he said the Sri Lankan military officials can utilize the scope.
Air Marshal Gagan Paulasthi Bulathsinghala said many military officials of his country received training from Bangladesh which helped them increase their professional excellence.
Secretaries concerned to the President Office were present.