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Bangladesh a true friend of India: Jaishankar

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Published: 14:47, 4 March 2021   Update: 15:22, 4 March 2021
Bangladesh a true friend of India: Jaishankar

Recognising Bangladesh as a true friend of India, Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said relations between the two countries have reached at such a stage that there is no issue at present between the two countries that can be discussed.

The Indian External Affairs Minister was briefing reporters after holding a meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Momen at state guesthouse Padma on Thursday (March 4).

At the briefing, Jaishankar said, “Bangladesh and India can discuss all problems and possibilities existing between the two countries.”

Informing that Prime Minister Narendra Mod will visit Bangladesh on March 26-27 to attend the golden jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh's independence, he said, “This will be Modi’s first visit to any foreign country since the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic.”

Regarding border killing between Bangladesh and India, he said, “No crime, no killing. But border killing is unexpected. We do not want that border killing happen anymore.”

About the water sharing between the two countries, the Indian External Affairs Minister said, “We are working to find out a solution in this regard. India is in its previous position on the issue. There are enough scopes to discuss on the issue.”

He added, “The golden jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh's independence and Mujib Year is very important also for our country. Our bilateral relations have witnessed much advancement. Our relations have reached such a stage that we can resolve any crisis through holding discussions.”

Congratulating Bangladesh on getting the status of a developing country, Jaishankar said, “Bangladesh has achieved this status with its own work and qualification.”