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BANGLADESH’S Minister of Foreign Affairs, AK Abdul Momen, has emphasised the robust bond between New Delhi and Dhaka, highlighting the mutual understanding between the two nations.
In an interview to ANI, Momen said, “Over the last few years, under Indian leadership and our PM Sheikh Hasina, we have developed a solid relationship. We understand each other better.”
Momen underscored the importance of maintaining strong ties with all neighbours for mutual prosperity, “So, we want to continue to do this because we believe unless you have good relations with all neighbours, you cannot prosper. You cannot make a neighbour an enemy,” he said.
Describing the relationship as “excellent,” the minister expressed gratitude for India’s consistent support, especially during historical challenges. He recalled, “The relationship between India and Bangladesh is excellent. We suffered under Pakistani subjugation, they tortured us, and then we went to India. India supported us, helped us. Even the common people provided their support. So that’s the historical context.”
Following the recent General Elections where PM Sheikh Hasina secured her fourth term, she outlined her plans for international relations, emphasising the strong bond between Bangladesh and India. Acknowledging India’s pivotal role in supporting Bangladesh during critical moments in history, she expressed gratitude towards India’s unwavering assistance.
Touching upon the controversy surrounding the Maldives MP’s disparaging remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lakshadweep, Momen unequivocally condemned the comments, and termed them unacceptable.