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Neighbours Should Resolve Issues By Dialogue – Hasina To Jaishanker


Neighbours should resolve differences by dialogue, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina has said .
Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar on Thursday evening visited Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh at her official residence Ganobhaban.
 During the meeting, the Indian Minister praised Sheikh Hasina’s leadership for the graduation of Bangladesh from the LDC group.
Jaishankar told Hasina : “It’s a great achievement. The development of Bangladesh is miraculous…” 
Dr S Jaishankar mentioned that the comfort levels of both the countries are so high now that they have shown that there is no issue that we cannot discuss and resolve through amicable dialogue.
Replying Jaishankar Hasina mentioned, “There might be problems among neighbouring countries. The problems should be resolved through negotiations and discussions.”
 Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh appreciated the support received from India on the Covid-19 vaccine.
Dr Jaishankar reaffirmed India’s commitment to assist Bangladesh in facing the Covid-19 situation. “ Our region face difficulties due to the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Hasina said Bangladesh took prompt action to check Covid-19 by engaging all concerned, including physicians, law enforcers, members of the armed forces and administration in the fight against the pandemic.
Hasina mentioned Bangladesh launched a nationwide vaccination programme last month saying, “The (Covid-19 inoculation) programme is being rolled out in phases as it aims to include everyone under the vaccination.
Hasina also mentioned, the economy of Bangladesh is progressing despite the Covid-19 pandemic coupled with recent floods and cyclones. Its remittance inflow has also increased during the period.
Noting that agriculture was the priority of Bangladesh during the pandemic, PM of Bangladesh said, “We’ve put emphasis on growing more food grains.”
Sheikh Hasina said her government also extended support to its expatriate returnees during this tough time.
Dr Jaishankar said it is a great honour for India to participate in the celebrations of Bangabandhu’s birth centenary  and Golden Jubilee of Independence of Bangladesh.
Jaiahankar said he had a fruitful meeting with his Bangladeshi counterpart Dr AK Abdul Momen over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Bangladesh to join the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The visiting Indian External Affairs Minister gifted two books including one titled ‘Liberation War of Bangladesh’ which was written by his father K. Subrahmanyam, to Sheikh Hasina.
The Bangladesh Prime Minister also gifted seven volumes of a 14-volume book titled ‘Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’ to the Indian External Affairs Minister.

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