FS Shringla’s Dhaka visit infuses dynamism in India, Bangladesh relations
Foreign Secretary's visit has taken place at the time when China is trying to drive a wedge in India and Bangladesh relations.
In the course of his two-day visit to Dhaka, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday met Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and discussed ways to fight the COVID-19 together.
Shringla also discussed the air bubble arrangement with Bangladesh to resume air travel between the countries.
As per Times Now, both sides discussed the air travel bubble for business, official and medical travel to revive the connectivity amid pandemic.
They also discussed areas of common interest. He said, “Areas of interest were development partnership, enhancing connectivity, the revival of economy post-COVID, cooperation on COVID-19 assistance, including on therapeutics and vaccine, a joint commemoration of Mujib Barsho.”
Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina thanked India for its supply of 10 broad-gauge diesel locomotives last month. Both of them discussed the plan for a virtual Joint Consultative Commission at Foreign Minister level to oversee the relationship and ongoing projects besides discussing security related interest.
China has been trying to tear apart two great allies of India which are Bangladesh and Nepal. Amid this, a visit by an Indian dignitary to Bangladesh becomes more important.