Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Friday, November 24, 2017 02:16:05 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter

Wider connectivity vital for dev of region: Hasina

By UNB, DHAKA
07th-Jun-2015       
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said a greater connectivity is very vital for the development of the two countries and the region saying that the signing of a slew of deals on that front are examples of two countries commitment to seamless connectivity.
"We understand each other's concerns and priorities. Prime Minister Modi (Narendra Modi) and I agree that a greater connectivity is vital for the development of the two countries and for the region," said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina mentioning that connectivity across the region will reduce inequalities maximising welfare gains.
She made the remark in her statement at a joint press statement issued on Saturday mentioning that  the new trade facilitation measures incorporated in signed agreements would create new opportunities for more trade, investment and business. "We've very good cooperation in power and energy sectors."
The Prime Minister mentioned the signing of the Coastal Shipping Agreement, the renewal of the Trade Agreement and the Protocol on Inland Water Transit and Trade, as well as the flagging off new bus services are examples of their commitment to seamless connectivity across the region.
Describing the moment as truly a historic moment, Hasina said, "We're transforming our relationship to a greater" On LBA issue, Hasina said with the exchange of the letters of ratification of the 1974 Land Boundary Agreement, a 68-year-old humanitarian issue comes to a peaceful end.
"We're extremely happy that the land boundary issue has finally been resolved. I appreciate Prime Minister Modi's leadership in achieving it. It has been possible for his bold leadership"
Hasina thanked the people of India and all the political parties in India for their unequivocal support to the agreement. "In this context, I recall with gratitude the historic role of our Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and then Indian Prime Minister Srimati Indira Gandhi."
The Prime Minister recognised the contribution of Indian President of India Pranab Mukherjee. "We recall with deep gratitude the enormous contribution of India in our glorious War of Liberation."
She said, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, in a speech delivered in Kolkata on 06 February 1972 had said, "As for us, we'll be wanting to cooperate with all concerned for creating an area of peace in South Asia, where we could live side by side as good neighbors and pursue constructive policies for the benefit of our people…."
"This visionary statement encapsulates how we look at South Asia. I believe we could collectively achieve greater peace, stability, progress and prosperity for the people in the region which was the dream of our Father of the Nation," she added.
The Prime Minister mentioned that India is certainly Bangladesh's most important neighbour and one of key development partners. "India made invaluable contribution during our War of Liberation for which we are deeply grateful."
To bring balance in trade between the two countries she said both countries agreed to establish Special Economic Zones in Mongla and Bheramara for India.
"We hope this would increase Indian investment in Bangladesh substantially. Today, we have signed a number of bilateral documents, covering diverse areas of cooperation," she said.
These include economic cooperation, trade and investment, security, infrastructure development, education, science and technology, IT and culture.
The Bangladesh Prime Minister said cooperation in such a vast area shows the depth, breadth and maturity of partnership for development.
"We also discussed the issues of sharing of water of 54 common rivers. We both reiterated our strong commitment to make our borders peaceful and prosperous. We also pledged 'zero tolerance' against terrorism and extremism," she added.
The PM said people-to-people contact is the strongest of links.  "Together, we decided to open Bangladesh Mission in Guwahati, Indian Missions in Khulna and Sylhet. This again reflects our growing mutual confidence and shared commitment to expand our relationship.
We have to translate the Declaration into concrete deliverables. I assure you, Prime Minister, that we are committed to extend full support and cooperation in this journey," Hasina said adding that her Indian counterpart's visit has infused a new dynamism and confidence in relationship between the two countries.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Cricket »

Mustafiz to play in AKS BPL


Sports Reporter :Pace bowling sensation Mustafizur Rahman will play for Rajshahi Kings against Comilla Victorians in AKS BPL Twenty20 Cricket tomorrow at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. The match begins at 1.00 pm.After getting injury in shoulder, Mustafizur Rahman could not take part in the AKS BPL T20 Cricket ...

Editorial »

School students need be spared from party politics


APPARENTLY not content with being confined to public universities and colleges, Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student front of ruling party Awami League now moves to form committees at secondary schools. It has asked all its organisational units to set up committees in such schools in their respective areas, as per ...

International »

Syria `congress` will boost peace talks: Putin


AFP, Sochi :Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday there was a need for compromise on all sides to end Syria's civil war, announcing plans for a congress of regime and opposition figures he insisted would reinvigorate a hobbled peace process.Such a meeting between representatives of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and ...

International »

'We are totally unprepared' for artificial intelligence: Hillary


AP, Washington :Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told radio host Hugh Hewitt that humanity is "racing headfirst into a new era of artificial intelligence" without sufficient preparations of how that will impact the world."Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, a lot of really smart people are sounding an alarm ...

Entertainment »

Jennifer Lawrence opens up about her leaked pictures: It was so unbelievably violating


While many women in Hollywood are coming out with their sexual misconduct stories, Jennifer Lawrence recently looked back at her own invasion of privacy. The 27-year-old Oscar winner revisited the iCloud hack in 2014 that put her nude photos onto the web in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter's ...

City »

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina along with other distinguished persons at the inaugural ceremony of CMP Center and School Complex at Savar Cantonment on Thursday.


Weekend Plus »

Great Poet Moulana Jalaluddin Rumi


Literature Desk :Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi was a 13th century Persian poet and a Sufi mystic. He is regarded as one of the greatest spiritual masters and poetical intellects. Born in 1207 AD, he belonged to a family of learned theologians. He made use of everyday life’s circumstances to describe the ...

Weekend Plus »

Mutton Biryani


Coriander powder and star anise powder and is assorted with cooked rice. A perfect main dish recipe, this biryani is best served hot with raita for a tempting dinner, and is a true bliss for non-veg lovers.Ingredients "    2 pinches saffron"    2 green cardamom"    1/2 cup ghee"    1 bay leaf"   ...

Editorial »

Forces Mugabe relied on threw him out


ZIMBABWE'S President Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday ending his 37-year rule of the African nation as independence leader from British colonial rule in 1980. He started as a hero but ended as a most unpopular despot through his years of misrule, repression of dissent, election rigging and quarrelling with the ...

International »

Lebanon`s Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis


Reuters, Beirut :Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis.Hariri made his announcement after returning to Beirut on Tuesday night for the first time since his Nov. 4 shock ...

Sports »

Ranjit Sarkar of Bangladesh in action during the boys' singles match of the Bengal Plastic Asian Under-14 Series Tennis Championship at the National Tennis Complex in the city's Ramna on Wednesday.


City »

Pedestrians walking through the very busy road adjacent to foot-over bridge at Banani's Kakoli area in the city risking the life but traffic police remain indifferent to stop the walking. This photo was taken yesterday.


Entertainment »

Kriti Sanon’s hair game sets major goals


A new hairstyle can instantly turn around your look and even your day and actress Kriti Sanon is surely setting some hair goals.  We are stunned by Kriti Sanon’s look, which combined the fun of braids with the elegance of blow-dried waves and some casuals at its best.  Here’s a ...

Entertainment »

Gulbadan from Firangi brings back the ‘Old School Mujra’ back


Kapil Sharma is gearing up for his next movie Firangi which is all set to release on 1st December 2017. A historical period drama set in 1920. The movie is produced by Kapil Sharma’s production while it is directed by Rajiev Dhingra. As the movie is ready to release in ...

Editorial »

HC verdict is well meaning: Hospitals must appreciate


THE High Court ordered hospitals and clinics not to hold body of a deceased if his or her family fails to immediately pay the medical bill to release the body. It has also asked the Health Secretary and the Director General of the Directorate of Health Services to issue a ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news