Bangladesh Information Minister says partnership with India is essential for development

Bangladesh Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud has hailed the country’s partnership with India and has said that it is vital for the development of the country.

“The development of the country is not possible by keeping hostile relation with the neighbouring country which is surrounding three borders of Bangladesh. Actually, the people, who are doing politics considering opposing India as the main object, are going in wrong direction. Progress lies in friendship,” he said.

The minister made the comments while addressing a seminar at an auditorium of CIRDAP in the capital.

Netaji Janmobarshiki O Deshprem Dibosh Udjapan Parishad organized the seminar titled ‘Nobojagorone Netajir Adarsho’ marking the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Hasan said the cooperation of India is very helpful in the achieved development and progress of the country under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

He said, “The development of the region will be possible as we (Bangladesh and India) are going ahead with friendship through strengthening the alliance and expanding our regional and people-to-people contacts. And we are working to this end.”

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami, Press Institute of Bangladesh Chairman Abed Khan, Bangabandhu Gobeshona Parishad President Uttam Barua and member secretary of the organization Ashraful Islam, addressed the seminar as special guests with Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) Managing Board Chairman and former Vice Chancellor of Dhaka University AAMS Arefin Siddique in the chair, Bangladesh official news agency BSS reported.

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