Participating in a TV discussion on a private channel in Dhaka on Sunday, Dr. Momen said that he conveyed this to the recently appointed Pakistani Ambassador to Bangladesh on July 1 when they met as part of diplomatic norms. He also termed the recent call by the PM of Pakistan to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina a routine call which is being unnecessarily hyped.
Speaking about the trade relationship with India Dr. Momen said that it was growing and has now reached dollar 9 billion with exports from Bangladesh also increasing to dollar 1 billion recently. He also spoke about the adverse impact of COVID-19 crisis on trade between the two countries as movement between the two countries has been affected.
On the issue of river water sharing, Foreign Minister Momen said that the talks between the two countries were moving in a positive direction. He said India has a positive approach in resolving issues between the two countries. Dr. Momen said that small issues have no impact on the relationship between Bangladesh and India as it is based on trust, values and principles.
He commented that development of Bangladesh was India’s development and vice-versa. He added that the Indo-Bangladesh relationship was a unique example of model relationship between two countries.
Highlighting the historically deep ties of brotherhood between Bangladesh and India, Dr. Momen said that the relationship and brotherhood gifted by Bangabandhu and Indira Gandhi, has now reached its “Sonali Adhyay” under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.