Syed Muazzem pointed out trade, investment, connectivity and energy as the three key areas of immediate focus.
New Delhi: Bangladesh high commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali listed security, fight against terrorism, energy cooperation, bilateral and sub-regional connectivity, water sharing, trade and investment, lines of credit, defence cooperation and people-to-people contact as key features of India-Bangladesh relations.
“We need to combine our synergies in different areas for mutual benefits of both the countries as well as of the region,” he said on Tuesday while speaking at an event.
Syed Muazzem said Bangladesh looks forward to taking full advantage of the high growth of the Indian economy to further her own economic development. “A fast developing Bangladesh also offers opportunities to India to further deepen its economic relations,” he said.
He pointed out trade, investment, connectivity and energy as the three key areas of immediate focus.
Quoting the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Mr Syed Muazzem said Bangladesh-India relation is passing through a “Golden Chapter” or “Sonali Adhyay” and has presently emerged as a “role model” for “neighborhood diplomacy” and countries in other parts of the world should follow this model of “neighborhood relations”.
Referring to the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, the ambassador said Bangladesh seeks continuous support of India and international community to put pressure on Myanmar for taking back their citizens.
“The ultimate solution to the crisis can come only when Myanmar recognizes Rohingyas as their citizens and takes over a million of refugees back home. We are working on safe repatriation of the Rohingyas,” he said.