FS Shringla discusses major issues with Bangladeshi PM during his Dhaka visit
India-Bangladesh have agreed to hold a Joint Consultative Commission meeting at Foreign Ministers level soon
In the course of talks between visiting Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the latter is said to have promised to continue with India-funded projects in full zeal and that Dhaka will not allow any anti India activity from its soil, Hindustan Times reports.
Both sides agreed to complete bilateral infrastructure and connectivity projects in time. They decided to set up a high-level project monitoring committee under joint chairmanship of the Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka and Bangladeshi Foreign Secretary.
They also agreed to hold a Joint Consultative Commission meeting at Foreign Ministers level soon on a mutually convenient date, the report said.
The two sides decided to make an air bubble arrangement in order to resume air travel between the two countries. The air bubble will enable medical, technical and business professionals to travel by air to and from Bangladesh.
As far as COVID-19 is concerned, India promised Bangladesh to fulfil its medical requirements since India is manufacturing 60 percent of the world’s vaccines.
They also decided to strengthen the defence partnerships and security scenario in the region as well as crack a whip on the forces opposing growth of India and Bangladesh ties. Prime Minister Hasina also raised the Rohingya issue with Foreign Secretary Shringla and requested that India facilitate the return of the displaced refugees to Myanmar.
Shringla also spoke to the Bangladesh Army Chief and General Secretary of Awami League party as well as senior ministers through video conference, it said.