India Wants Strong, Stable, Prosperous Bangladesh, Says President Murmu
© AP Photo / Saiful Islam KallalBangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina waves to the gathering during an election campaign rally for her ruling Awami League party, ahead of the upcoming national elections, in Sylhet, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2023.
© AP Photo / Saiful Islam Kallal
Bangladesh's Foreign Minister Hasan Mahmud met several Indian leaders, including S Jaishankar, during his visit to India and discussed a number of issues of bilateral and international importance.
Indian President Droupadi Murmu has said a strong, stable and prosperous Bangladesh is in India's interest, and there is immense political will on both sides to see the relationship grow.
In a media statement, Murmu also expressed satisfaction at the progress made in almost all areas of bilateral cooperation, such as border and security, trade, connectivity, power, infrastructure and people-to-people contacts.
"Both sides have been reviving rail, road and waterways that traditionally linked the people and economies on both sides, and are also simultaneously creating new connectivity links," the statement added.
Murmu made the comments as Foreign Minister of Bangladesh Hasan Mahmud, who is on an official four-day visit to India, called on the President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan today in New Delhi.
Welcoming Mahmud, Murmu congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her unprecedented fourth consecutive term as Prime Minister of Bangladesh.
Murmu also expressed confidence that under her leadership, Bangladesh will achieve new milestones of progress and prosperity.