Hasina gave new direction to Indo-Bangla ties: Pranab 

Hasina gave new direction to Indo-Bangla ties: Pranab 

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New Delhi, Apr 10 – Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has said India deeply appreciates Bangladeshi Prime Minister’s role in giving a new direction to the India-Bangladesh relationship and making it what it is today — a strong, vibrant and exemplary partnership between the two neighbours.He hoped that the announcement of over USD 5 billion of Indian concessionary financing for infrastructure projects in Bangladesh over the next couple of years will usher in more development for Bangladesh.
The President said this when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met him at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday, said the Press Information Bureau of India on Monday evening.
Under the leadership of the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Pranab said, the country has made tremendous progress.
The President said Bangladesh’s commitment to strengthening democracy, the rule of law, pluralism and human dignity and to ensuring peace, security and stability in the country is commendable.
He congratulated Bangladesh on successfully hosting the 136th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Dhaka last week and also the 9th Global Forum on Migration and Development in December 2016.
The President said India-Bangladesh relations are growing from strength to strength. Cooperation is the field of connectivity, power, energy, trade, capacity building and infrastructure development is especially praiseworthy.
India is fully committed to being a partner in Bangladesh’s economic development, he said adding that geographical proximity and connectivity are advantages that must be leveraged to mutual benefit.
Welcoming the Prime Minister to India, the President fondly remembered his visit to Bangladesh in March 2013.
He also appreciated the Prime Minister’s visit in August 2015 to attend the last rites of his late wife.
Pranab has said the government of Bangladesh’s gesture of honouring the Indian soldiers martyred during the 1971 Liberation War is highly appreciated in India.
India considers it a demonstration of solidarity and a symbol of the unique history of bilateral ties, he said.
“There’s much that unites the two countries – a shared history and common heritage, linguistic and cultural ties, passion for music, literature and the arts,” the Indian President said. – UNB

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