Jaishankar lauds Bangladesh’s monetary growth

28 Jul 2020 9:55 AM
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India-Bangladesh romance is a role model once and for all neighbourly relationship in the South Asian area, said Exterior Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion of handing more than 10 wide gauge locomotives to Bangladesh, he acknowledged the progress the neighbouring nation had made during the last several years.

And the Bangladesh representatives explained Dhaka was eyeing the “bigger picture” that linked the South Asian region with East Asia.

Mr. Jaishankar explained, “Our two countries continue steadily to script ‘shonali adhyay’, guided by the progressive eyesight of Primary Ministers Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina. As your good friend and neighbour, we are indeed pleased to witness the transformative progress in Bangladesh. We've seen impressive growth costs within the last few years as well as your achievements across all socio-economic indicators have set latest benchmarks”.

The handing over of the locomotives under grant assistance was agreed after during the October 2019 visit of Ms Hasina to India. The Indian Railways altered the coaches to match the features of the Bangladesh Railways. The locomotives are anticipated to supply improved train procedures within the Bangladesh Railways and strengthen interchange with the Indian Railways.

Speaking at the function, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal also sounded a positive notice, declaring Bangladesh and India might remain trusted partners for “a long time and years to come”.

The event is an integral part of India’s plan to keep carefully the infrastructure related initiatives on the right track regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, India operated the first trial container ship of Kolkata to Agartala and Karimganj via the Chittagong interface carrying a sizable cargo of steel and pulses.

The Bangladesh side at the virtual event led by Foreign Minister Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen and Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujon organized Dhaka’s wider connection canvas.

Mr. Momen reminded that Bangladesh aspired to focus on the demands of its residents through a network of trans-national rail and cargo corridors. He described several connectivity projects, including the proposed Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar Economic Corridor, saying: “As we stretch our eyes to fully capture the bigger photo on this huge canvas, we will go after the path of shared prosperity through organized and sustainable expansion of our transfer infrastructure - a network that could get in touch with the farthest corners of the united states, surpass the people’s objectives, and be able to cater their need.'