India has given everything Bangladesh sought during prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s visit in the country to face the current crisis, said road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday.
Quader, also general secretary of ruling Awami League, was addressing a dialogue of Secretariat Reporters’ Forum at the secretariat in the capital.
“The Teesta agreement was not signed this time, Kushiyara was done. Seven MoUs and five agreements were signed,” said Obaidul Quader.
The minister said, “We have not returned with empty hand. And, I’m happy with one – what do I need in this current crisis? What we had wanted to face this current crisis, (they have) given everything. This is what is required at this moment.”
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina went on a four-day state visit to India on Monday. Following a meeting of prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House in New Delhi, the two prime ministers issued a joint statement.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina termed the bilateral relation of Bangladesh and India as “role model for neighbourhood diplomacy”.
She hoped all the unresolved issues including the Teesta Water Sharing Agreement will be resolved very soon.