Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India will remain Bangladesh’s partner as both countries jointly march towards the golden future for which Bangabandhu, and millions of patriotic Bangladeshis, and thousands of Indians, gave their all.
In an article published in a leading daily of Bangladesh on Friday, Prime Minister Modi said that in this historic commemorative year, India looks forward to the completion of important connectivity projects like the India-Bangladesh Friendship pipeline and the Akhaura-Agartala rail link.
Emphasising the importance of connectivity, Prime Minister Modi said that as connectivity improves, the business between the two countries will increase, partnership will deepen and new vistas of cooperation will open. He said that he firmly believes that India and Bangladesh are once again striving towards a destiny that the liberation of Bangladesh had once augured for the region.
Recalling various achievements in bilateral relations like resolution of the land and maritime boundary issues and initiatives in fields of connectivity, trade, people to people ties, Prime Minister Modi said that it is time once again to chart a bold ambition of India-Bangladesh partnership as Bangabandhu would have done.
Earlier, in a tweet on Thursday, Prime Minister Modi said that partnership with Bangladesh is an important pillar of India’s Neighbourhood First policy. He said that India is committed to further deepen and diversify it. He reassured that India will continue to support Bangladesh’s remarkable development journey under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a two-day state visit to Bangladesh on March 26-27.
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