Dhaka – Indian National Congress President Sonia Gandhi has assured Bangladesh of taking common stand for all political parties of India on its next door neighbour.
Sonia made the pledge while made a courtesy call on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, now in India on a four-day official visit.
“There may have political differences among us … but our stand is same with regards to our relations with Bangladesh,” she told Hasina at Rashtrapati Bhaban in New Delhi.
Prime Minister’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said Sonia Gandhi appreciated the culmination of the land boundary agreement between the two countries which was initiated by the Congress -led UPA government, according to state-run Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha news agency.
Hasina shared with Sonia Gandhi her stride for socioeconomic uplift of Bangladesh. Sonia Gandhi highly praised Bangladesh’s socioeconomic growth, the press secretary said.
As Hasina highlighted the steps taken by her government to clamp down on militancy and terrorism, Sonia said the menaces should be contained in an iron hand.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and National Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi accompanied Sonia.
Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Moazzem Ali and other officials were present.