Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (Sep 14) said both countries will be benefited from the cooperation in all the areas identified during her India visit and the decisions taken to address the existing bilateral problems.
She said: “I think that my visit, after a long break of three years due to the Covid pandemic, has opened a new horizon in Bangladesh-India relations. All aspects of Bangladesh-India relations were discussed during my visit.”
The Prime Minister was addressing the press in Dhaka regarding her post-India visit.
PM Sheikh Hasina said both the counties highlighted sincerity and pledged to continue cooperation between the two countries on the basis of equality and respect as good neighbours.
She said Teesta water sharing, cessation of border killings, trade expansion, withdrawal of anti-dumping duty on Bangladesh jute products, repatriation of the Rohingyas, import of electricity from Nepal and Bhutan via India, were discussed.
“After all, in the changed world situation, this visit would accelerate both the countries to move forward together in a new way. I firmly believe that this cooperation will continue for the welfare of the people of both countries and the South Asia, including Bangladesh and India, will become a prosperous region soon,” she added.
She said the people of both countries will be benefited from the cooperation in all the areas identified during this visit and the decisions taken to solve the existing problems.
The premier highlighted some information about the energy cooperation between India and Bangladesh and said that fuel (diesel) from Numaligarh Refinery Limited located in Siliguri, India, to Parbatipur in Dinajpur district of Bangladesh will be imported through a pipeline. A MoU was signed between Bangladesh and India on April 9, 2018 under the "India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline Construction Project", she added.
About LNG import, the PM said considering the huge gas demand in the South-Western part of the country, particularly in Khulna area, the government is considering importing Regasified LNG (RLNG) from India to Bangladesh through a cross-border pipeline and to this end, against the proposals of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) and H-Energy, Patrobangla signed respective Non-binding MoU with both the agencies.
BDST: 1933 HRS, SEP 14, 2022