‘LPG export to India will strengthen bilateral ties’
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the export of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) to India from Bangladesh will strengthen the relations between the two neighbours.
She made the remark while addressing a media briefing after holding bilateral talks with Indian Prime Minister at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Saturday (Oct 5).
After the talks, a meeting was held between top officials of the two countries with the two prime ministers leading their respective sides.
Three projects were inaugurated through video conferencing during the meeting. The projects are Bangladesh-India Professional Skill Development Institute (BIPSD) at the Institution of Diploma Engineers in Khulna, Vivekananda Bhaban in capital Dhaka, and Bangladesh’s export of LPG to Tripura of India.
At the briefing, the Bangladesh leader said export of LPG to Tripura will help meet the demand for energy in the northeastern states of India.
She said the cooperation between the two neighbours in different traditional sectors increased in the last one decade. Besides, cooperation in new and nontraditional areas like blue economy, maritime, peaceful nuclear use, space research, internet bandwidth export and cyber security have also expanded between them, she added.
Sheikh Hasina said the Bangladesh-India relations are being considered exemplary globally because of the multipurpose and multidimensional characters of the bilateral ties.
Earlier in the morning, Indian External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar called on the Bangladesh prime minister at Hotel Tajmahal and reaffirmed India’s “highest priority” to its relations with Bangladesh.
After the meeting with Jaishankar, Sheikh Hasina went to Hyderabad House for the official talks with Modi who ‘warmly welcomed’ the Bangladesh prime minister there around 11:30am.