March 7, 2021

Bangladesh denies stories of PM Sheikh Hasina avoiding assembly with Indian envoy

Bangladesh authorities has denied stories that Indian Excessive Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das is unable to get an appointment to satisfy Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the previous 4 months attributable to “deterioration” of ties.

The Bangladesh Prime Minister has not met any foreigners throughout the previous few months owing to unfold of Covid, in line with Bangladesh authorities sources.

Apart from, ET has learnt that the Excessive Fee of India has not made any formal request for a gathering between the Excessive Commissioner and Prime Minister. “There isn’t any query of not responding to Excessive Fee request. Furthermore, the Prime Minister is sustaining ‘social distancing’ attributable to corona outbreak. She is just not having any direct conferences with foreigners,” sources advised ET from Dhaka.

Media stories in latest weeks have claimed that the Indian Excessive Commissioner is just not having the ability get an appointment to satisfy the Prime Minister, success of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s telephone dialog with Sheikh Hasina and deterioration in Dhaka-Delhi relations attributable to China’s rising investments. Nevertheless, diplomatic sources in Dhaka termed these stories as baseless.

In response to Dhaka-based sources Minister’s of the Bangladesh authorities have participated in a number of on-line packages organized by the Excessive Fee of India previously few months. The International Ministers and Railways Ministers of each nations witnessed the handover of 10 locomotives by means of a digital program final Monday.

The Indian Excessive Commissioner met the Highway Transportation & Bridges Minister and Awami League Common Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday.

Main Bangladesh day by day Kaler Kantho quoting an area official acknowledged that there isn’t a query of not giving permission to satisfy the place no permission was really sought. “It is a hype created by a 3rd get together, media and social media. The Bangladesh-India relationship has reached nice heights,” the official mentioned.

“The bilateral relationship has reached new heights due to the mutual cooperation, reliance, belief and all different parts between the federal government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This relationship relies on mutual understanding, tradition, people-to-people contact geo-political place and each different facet. This relationship contains varied parts,” the identical official advised Kaler Kontho.

The official mentioned, “India is Bangladesh’s historic good friend. It had made a fantastic contribution throughout our liberation warfare as an exterior pressure. There isn’t any scope to undermine this relationship. The Prime Minister and the highest stage of the federal government has at all times cordially responded at any time when any Indian diplomat sought appointment for any formal or casual assembly. The present state of affairs is uncommon. Communication has been reduce all through the globe. Nose to nose conferences aren’t going down. Many essential conferences have been cancelled all through the world, whereas some are going down just about.”