Dhaka – India considers Bangladesh as the most important among all its neighbours, Sushma Swaraj, the external Affairs Minister of the country, said Monday in Dhaka.
“Neighbours are first, but Bangladesh is foremost among all the neighbours ,” Swaraj said while addressing a programme marking the inauguration of new chancery building of Indian High Commission in Dhaka’s Baridhara neighbourhood Dhaka.
The Indian External Affairs Minister left Dhaka on Monday for New Delhi ending her two-day official visit to Bangladesh, where she co-chaired joint consultation between the two countries.
She said the relationship between Bangladesh and India is moving ahead in a faster pace and hoped that the two next door neighbours would be able to resolve their remaining issues through discussions.
She mentioned that India and Bangladesh amicably resolved the long-standing issues like delimitation of the maritime boundary, implemented land boundary agreements among others.
Senior Bangladeshi officials among others Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Health Minister Mohammad Nasim, Forest and Environment Minister Anwar Hossain Manju were present at the programme.
Swaraj, during her speech, laid emphasis on investing in youth saying they are the future leaders of the two nations.
She also inaugurated 15 development projects funded by the Indian government in Bangladesh at a cost of Tk 71.64 crore.