India has asked Bangladesh to accept Japanese technology to improve
connectivity between the two countries.
connectivity between India and B’desh, geo-economy of the region will change
If we can get connectivity right between India and Bangladesh, I can tell
you the entire geo-economy of the region will change. The Bay of Bengal will
look very different." said External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar said
while emerging from a meeting with his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Momen at
the state guest house at Dhaka on March Fourth
productivity Dr Jaishankar said
"Connectivity is productivity
Dr Jaishankar said as the two countries celebrate their 50th year of
establishment of diplomatic relations. Bangladesh and India are looking forward
to stronger connectivity between the two countries and with South Asia and
beyond in the next 20 years.
At a joint press conference after the meeting, Jaishankar said they spoke
about involving a third country, preferably Japan, which is a very good friend
of Bangladesh and India, in terms of connectivity. Japan is already involved in
a number of major connectivity projects in the Bay of Bengal under the Bengal
Industrial Growth Belt.
"Our relations transcend orthodox partnerships, and I believe our
bonding is central to the realisation of the dream of a peaceful, prosperous
and progressive South Asia," he said.
PM’s first travel
outside India since pandemic
The purpose of Jaishankar's visit is to prepare the groundwork for Indian
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh on March 26-27. It will be
the Indian premier's first travel outside India since the coronavirus pandemic
as well as his second as PM to Bangladesh. Modi virtually held a meeting with
his Bangladesh counterpart on December 17 last year.
who arrived in Dhaka in the morning of March fourth called on Prime Minister
Sheikh Hasina and inaugurated a branch of India's Cultural Centre in Gulshan
before flying back to Delhi late at night.