The President urged India to take effective steps to solve the Rohingya problem. Sahabuddin
Prannoy Verma, the High Commissioner of India assigned to Bangladesh, made this call when he paid a courtesy call on the President at Bangabhaban on Tuesday afternoon.
The President thanked the Government of India and the people of that country for their full cooperation in the Great War of Liberation in 1971. He also highlighted his stay in India during the liberation war, taking training and participating in the liberation war.
President Md. Sahabuddin said that Bangladesh always attaches importance to the development of bilateral relations with India. Referring to the recently signed agreement on the use of Mongla and Chittagong sea ports, the President hoped that as a result of this, the trade and commerce of the two countries would increase and the socio-economic development would be accelerated.
The President said that although Bangladesh sheltered the Rohingyas for humanitarian reasons, the Rohingyas are now a big problem not only for Bangladesh but for the region. I urge India to take effective steps to solve this problem.
The President also hoped that the unresolved issues between Bangladesh and India, including water distribution, would be resolved soon on the basis of mutual cooperation and discussion.
During the meeting, the Indian High Commissioner said that India attaches special importance to the development of relations with Bangladesh. As connectivity between the two countries has increased over the past decade and a half, the people of both countries are reaping the benefits.
Appreciating the Bangladesh government’s zero tolerance policy against terrorism and militancy, the Indian High Commissioner said it has resulted in stability in the region, which is contributing positively to economic development.
The Secretary of the President’s Office, Rich Barua, the Military Secretary, Major General SM Salah Uddin Islam, the President’s Press Secretary. Zainal Abedin and Secretary (Attached) Md. Wahidul Islam Khan was present at this time.