Relations with Delhi, Beijing must not be compared
Mentioning that Bangladesh emphasizes on its development through cooperation and collaboration, Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday said the country's relations with India and China should not be compared.
"Bangladesh's relations with India is rock-solid and historic while Bangladesh has economic ties with China. We must not compare," he said.
The minister made the remarks after visiting Mujibnagar Mukhtijuddha Memorial Complex where he paid tributes placing a wreath. His wife Selina Momen, among others, was present.
Momen said Bangladesh is focusing on its own development and both India and China are its big trading partners. He said Bangladesh wants more trade benefits from India.
"Our victory means India's victory. Our development means India's development."
The minister said Dhaka-Delhi relations are very strong now and nothing can create problems in the growing relations.
Momen said Bangladesh and India resolved major bilateral issues, achieved progress on water-sharing issues and the other pending issues would also be resolved.
Asked about trial of a novel coronavirus vaccine in Bangladesh, the minister said many countries like India and Pakistan went for collaboration.
"We have not gone for collaboration yet. It's regrettable. We should also go for collaboration."
The minister reiterated that the government was working to bring back convicted killers of Bangabandhu, at least one more during the ongoing Mujib Barsho, to execute them to implement the court verdict.
Momen also sought support from Bangladeshi expatriates living abroad to bring back the remaining five fugitive convicted killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.