Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the way of reaction of the Myanmar government to insurgent acts there is creating problem for Bangladesh.
“Bangladesh never supported such kind of acts (attack on police posts and an army base) previously happened in Myanmar. But, the way the Myanmar government is reacting is creating problem for Bangladesh,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this when outgoing Secretary General of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation-BIMSTEC, Sumith Nakandala called on her at her office here.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim said Sumith Nakandala apprised the Prime Minister of the activities of the BIMSTEC.
He said members of the forum are working with cooperation in 14 socioeconomic areas. “In certain cases, there have been many remarkable progress particularly in the areas of transport and connectivity,” he added.
The BIMSTEC Secretary General put emphasis on holding a ministerial-level meeting on agriculture to boost cooperation in this sector. Besides, he put emphasis on promoting traditional medicines like Ayurvedic and Unani medicines.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Bangladesh gives importance to BIMSTEC for the development of the region. She said the main focus of her government is to eradicate poverty and hunger from the region. “Countries of the region are achieving development, but it has to be more,” she said.
Regarding terrorism, the Prime Minister said, it is now a global phenomenon. “All countries should work together against the menace,”
Prime Minister’s International Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi and PMO Senior Secretary Suraiya Begum were present.