The newly appointed Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is committed to achieving the goal of Indo-Bangla bilateral relations that was set by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during the inception of Bangladesh.
Jaishankar made the remark in a letter sent to Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday.
In the letter, he wrote, “As the foreign minister of India, I am committed to take the bilateral relations between Bangladesh and India towards the goal that was set by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during the independence of Bangladesh.”
Relations between the two neighbouring countries have only improved ever since Bangladesh achieved its liberation, he added.
This happened as a result of wise and prudent leaderships of Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi in Bangladesh and India respectively, the letter added.
Jaishankar, who went to Bhutan yesterday after taking office of the foreign minister on May 30, expressed his willingness to visit Bangladesh soon, said a statement of Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday.
According to the Indian Express, Jaishankar has been one of the most active diplomats in the panel of Modi government and steered the government’s agenda across the world.
Jaishankar has previously served as Indian ambassador to US (2014-2015), China (2009-2013) and some European states.