Bangladesh Information Minister Hasan Mahmud said that it is important to have political stability in Bangladesh for the sake of regional stability. And here is the importance of India. The Information Minister of Bangladesh, who is visiting India, said this in his initial remarks at a press conference at the Press Club after arriving in Delhi from Kolkata on Tuesday.
Later, in response to the question, he said that no country or region can walk on the stage of development if stability is not maintained. Regional stability is therefore important. The development in Bangladesh in the last decade is due to this political stability. India also has a big role in this development. A sign of that role is the G-20 summit to be held in Delhi next year. Bangladesh is invited to that conference. The information minister said, “We have accepted that invitation. When asked about the future of the Teesta Agreement, the information minister said, “We have to face this question everywhere. It can be understood how important the matter is. We all know where the Indian federal structure lies. Nevertheless, progress is being made in this area.
The hope is that the agreement will be signed after the entanglement. Hasan Mahmud said about the persecution of minorities in Bangladesh, our Prime Minister has said emphatically that no one is a minority in the country. Every citizen has equal rights. Durga Puja went off without a hitch this year as the ruling party of Bangladesh was alert and cautious. Not only that, compared to the previous year, the number of Durga Puja pavilions in the country has increased by 700. Recalling the contribution of India in the liberation war of Bangladesh, the information minister said that the area of cooperation between the two countries is expanding gradually. Because of that, both countries are benefiting economically. Bangladesh has risen from a low-income country to a middle-income country. India’s active cooperation is helpful to Bangladesh. He said that Bangladesh and India are the two countries that are victims of climate change without committing a crime. Despite this, both countries continue to prosper. In this context, the information minister referred to India’s position during Corona. He said the two countries go hand in hand in the demand of the time. Referring to the need to eliminate the imbalance in the trade deficit between the two countries, he said that the amount of ready-made garments India imports from Bangladesh needs to increase. However, the information minister could not say when the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) negotiations will begin. The information minister also did not want to comment on the affidavit submitted by the Indian government in the ongoing case in the Supreme Court on the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). Hasan Mahmud said, ‘CAA is your internal matter. And the official affidavit is pending. I do not want to comment on this.