Even as the Indian media raised voices in support of the leadership of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina’s praise of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership made headlines. India Today. Their news was titled, ‘With PM Modi at Helm, India and Bangladesh Will Resolve All Issues: Sheikh Hasina’. In his speech on economic cooperation, Prime Minister Modi expressed hope that the two economies would be able to work more closely by expanding connectivity or increasing connectivity. It goes without saying that India is benefiting the most from the accession.
This is the thirteenth meeting between the two top leaders of the two countries. In what was told to the journalists from both sides about the meeting, apart from the signing of seven MoUs, the assurance of assistance in the supply of fuel and basic food items was mentioned. Our Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam described this assurance as progress and said that India has political will in this regard.
The state minister said that there was a discussion about importing diesel and gas from India and there was also talk about taking the hydropower that several Indian companies are producing in Nepal to Bangladesh. The question of sending a certain amount of food products which have to be imported from India to Bangladesh to meet India’s domestic demand during the crisis was also discussed. According to the Indian Foreign Secretary, these are being discussed for some time. Which means there is no progress on these issues beyond the continuation of talks and India’s political will.