PM hopes to resolve Teesta water-sharing issue with India
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has once again expressed hope that Bangladesh and India would be able to resolve the Teesta water-sharing and other issues through discussion.
She said this when newly appointed Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Pranay Verma called on her at the Gono Bhaban today.
Verma told the PM that his country always gives Bangladesh the highest priority, according to a media briefing by PM's Deputy Press Secretary KM Shakhwat Moon.
"India has a policy for its neighbouring countries. But in this regard, Bangladesh always gets the highest priority in any case," he quoted the envoy as saying.
Verma termed Bangladesh as "a very good friend" of India.
The Indian envoy said Delhi and Dhaka would work together to curb terrorism in the region.
Hasina said Bangladesh maintains zero tolerance policy towards terrorism.
She urged Indian businesses to make investment in 100 economic zones of the country.
Verma Said trade and connectivity between Bangladesh and India increased remarkably in recent years.
The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) for facilitating economic relations between the two neighbouring countries also came up for discussion at the meeting.
The Indian envoy said Delhi will cooperate with Dhaka in power and energy sectors.
He appreciated the socio-economic development in Bangladesh under Hasina's leadership.