This was determined on the seventh Joint Consultative Fee assembly between the 2 international ministers S Jaishankar and AK Abdul Momen held right here on Sunday night.
In his opening remarks Jaishankar mentioned, “…we now stay up for working with you to take our ties to new domains- Synthetic Intelligence, cyber safety, startups, Fintech. We have been happy to obtain your ICT Minister. We had an excellent go to by your railway minister not too long ago and I’m glad to broaden our cooperation on the upgradation of our railway system. We share 54 rivers. Complete administration of our rivers and their conservation, in addition to the shared environmental duty that we’ve, particularly the Sundarbans-these are actually areas that we have to work collectively as a part of our dedication to local weather motion.”
Border administration was additionally a key merchandise on the agenda of cooperation. “…higher administration of our lengthy border can also be a key precedence. Our Border Guarding Forces are dedicated to combating trans-border crimes. We should proceed to work collectively to make it possible for the border stays crime-free,” Jaishankar mentioned in his remarks.
Sub-regional cooperation in energy, particularly hydropower was additionally on the agenda of JCC. “We’re each the biggest producer and client of power within the area. And we might be very blissful to work with Bangladesh to construction a progressive partnership within the areas of manufacturing, transmission and commerce,” Jaishankar identified.
Momen’s go to can also be important since Bangladesh is among the many Muslim majority nations that neither issued an announcement nor summoned the Indian envoy over the remarks by the BJP spokespersons on the Prophet.
The JCC was held after two years. Final month, when Momen met his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar in Guwahati, he sought strategies to import crude oil from Russia by managing sanctions as Bangladesh can also be eager to make sure power safety.
The 2 nations have additionally launched a number of connectivity initiatives, together with the revival of rail hyperlinks that have been halted after the 1965 India-Pakistan struggle and river routes that present entry to Bangladeshi ports for north-eastern states. Bangladesh is rising as a connectivity hyperlink between Northeast India and Southeast Asia after connectivity by way of Myanmar got here to standstill following the 2021 coup.
Jaishankar was in Dhaka in April and final yr each the President and PM visited Dhaka regardless of the Covid-19 disaster to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations with Bangladesh, whereas additionally commemorating the beginning centenary of Bangladesh founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.