Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Prannoy Kumar Verma yesterday said that existing friendly relations between Bangladesh and India will continue further and work closely with the newly formed government.
“In this regard, security issues of the two countries will get priority, so the two countries will work to-gether in future on economic and commercial issues,” he told journalists after a meeting with the home minister.
The high commissioner congratulated the minister and mentioned that the relationship between the two countries is excellent.
The home minister said that discussions were held on how to further strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
He said the High Commissioner also assured that they will make easy visa process for Bangladeshi na-tionals, adding, “India issued some 1.6 lakh visas for Bangladeshis in 2023.”
Kamal said India will play an effective role increasing the bilateral relations between the two neighbor-ing countries and BGB-BSF relationship will be enhanced for ensuring the security of both the coun-tries.
He said that initiatives will be taken to train the members of the law enforcement agencies of Bangla-desh.
About BNP’s efforts to impose sanctions with the help of foreigners before the elections, the home min-ister said that now the BNP has changed its stance on sanction issue, adding, “These are nothing but hol-low words. The government has not come to power relying on any country but by achieving people’s mandate.”
Replying to another question about the challenges of the new government, the minister said, “I don’t have any challenge. I think the country is progressing fast under the leadership of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. It will continue.”
About outside pressure on the government, he said that the government has no pressure.