New Indian FM sets newer Indo-Bangla ties



International Desk, Barta24.com
Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Photo: Collected

Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Photo: Collected

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The newly appointed Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is committed to achieving the goal of Indo-Bangla bilateral relations that was set by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman after the inception of Bangladesh.

Jaishankar made the remark in a letter sent to his counter part Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday(June4).

In the letter, he wrote, “As the foreign minister of India, I am committed to take the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India towards the goal that was set by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman after the independence of Bangladesh.”

Relations between the two neighboring countries have only improved gradually since Bangladesh achieved its liberation through a bloody war against Pakistan occupation forces, he added.

This happened as a result of wise and prudent leaderships of PM Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh and PM Narendra Modi of India in Bangladesh and Indiarespectively, the letter added.

Jaishankar, who went to Bhutan yesterday after taking office of the foreign minister on May 30, expressed his willingness to visit Bangladesh soon, said a statement of Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.

According to the Indian Express, Jaishankar has been one of the most active diplomats in the panel of Modi government and steered the government’s agenda across the world.

Jaishankar has previously served as Indian ambassador to US (2014-2015), China (2009-2013) and some European states. Narendra Modi brought back Jaishankar from US and made him foreign secretary immediate after he assumed power as the Prime Minister of India.