Bangladesh’s ties with India and China shouldn’t be in contrast as they stand on totally different views, Overseas Minister AK Abdul Momen mentioned on Saturday, describing Dhaka’s relationship with New Delhi as “historic” and “rock-solid” which can’t be hindered by something.
Mr Momen’s remarks got here after he visited a memorial advanced at western Meherpur bordering India to pay tributes to the 1971 Liberation Warfare martyrs.
“We should not examine the relationships” from an an identical standpoint,” he instructed reporters.
“Our ties with India are historic…rock-solid; it’s a blood relation whereas financial points primarily formed our relationships with China,” Mr Momen mentioned.
“Our victory is India’s victory. Our improvement is India’s improvement…nothing can hinder this (Bangladesh-India) relation.”
The minister’s feedback got here in response to questions on Dhaka’s ties with New Delhi and Beijing towards the backdrop of border tensions between Bangladesh’s two big neighbours.
Mr Momen referred to as the present Dhaka-New Delhi relations “tremendously good” and mentioned the 2 international locations had been set to have a good time collectively subsequent 12 months Bangladesh”s 50th anniversary of Independence.
He mentioned Bangladesh and India resolved main bilateral issues like land and maritime boundaries and safety points amicably whereas attaining progress on water sharing.
“There are, nevertheless, some pending points….we’ll resolve them (as effectively),” Mr Momen mentioned.
He declined to touch upon the continued New Delhi-Beijing tensions, saying “that is their headache, nothing to do with us”.