The statement is against the backdrop of rising incidents of killing of civilians in Bangladesh in 2020
Foreign Minister S. According to Jaishankar, criminal activities are responsible for the killings along the India-Bangladesh border.
In a joint press conference with his Bangladesh counterpart AK Abdul Moman in Dhaka on Thursday, Mr. Jaishankar said that India was partnering with the neighboring country in economic and health recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Every death is regrettable, but we also have to ask ourselves why the problem is there, and the problem is due to crime. So our common objective should be a crime-free death limit and I'm sure if we can get it right If we can, we can address this problem effectively, ”Mr. Jaishankar said that there has been an increase in many deaths. [of Bangladesh nationals] “Deep enough inside India”.
The Indian statement comes against the backdrop of the increasing incidents of the killing of Bangladesh's citizens in 2020. Dhaka Tribune, A report last December stated that the incidents of murders were the highest in a decade, 2020.
However, Mr. Jaishankar highlighted extensive references to the India-Bangladesh relationship, which made India witness Bangladesh's selection for the largest consignment of COVID-19 vaccines that Delhi had sent abroad. He reported that 9 million doses of the Covishield vaccine arrived in Bangladesh from the serum Institute in Pune, India.
‘Rock Solid Relationships'
India's vaccine production received strong support from Mr. Moman. He said, “About 135 countries in the world have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, but our friend is India and we have a solid relationship with which we got the vaccine and everybody is very happy.” Bangladesh has purchased the COVID vaccine from the Serum Institute of India and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government is implementing the nationwide vaccination program very efficiently and effectively for free. “
Mr. Memon said that the Bangabandhu-Bapu digital exhibition will be inaugurated in Dhaka in the coming days.
Mr. Jaishankar is paying a one-day visit to take stock of bilateral relations ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's March 26 plan, during which he will attend the Independence Day celebrations in Dhaka that mark half a century of the country's independent existence Will be the symbol.
He said that both sides reviewed the relationship and reviewed the issues that were being worked on.
Teesta water issue
The Teesta water sharing issue came up during the joint press conference. Mr. Jaishankar said, “We discussed it. There will be a meeting of our water resources secretaries very soon. The position of the Government of India has not changed. “
“There is no domain where we are not working today. Our relationship covers every human activity. The more we do this, the more possibilities open up. Above all, we look at connectivity. If we can get connectivity between India and Bangladesh, then I can tell you that the geo-economics of the region will change. The Bay of Bengal will look very different, ”said Mr. Jaishankar. He also highlighted a possible role for Japan in bilateral connectivity projects between India and Bangladesh.