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Bangladesh-India ties incomparable to any other relation: Hasan Mahmud

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Published: 18:14, 8 August 2022  
Bangladesh-India ties incomparable to any other relation: Hasan Mahmud

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud. Photo: File

Information and Broadcasting Minister Hasan Mahmud has said the level of relationship between Bangladesh and India is incomparable to that of any other country and relation with any another country won’t affect it.

The minister said this while talking to reporters at the ministry on Monday.

Bangladesh inked several cooperation documents with China during the visit of the Chinese Foreign Minister on Sunday.

When asked whether the visit will affect ties with India he said, “Our relationship with India is written in blood. India and its people’s assistance during our Liberation War will remain as long as Bangladesh’s exists.”

He said China is a friendly country to Bangladesh and is country’s development partner.

“They (China) have assistance in our development projects and their officials work in our country. We follow our foreign policy of ‘Friendship towards all, malice towards none’ and as a friendly nation China can make any proposal they want,” he added.

Regarding BNP’s reaction regarding fuel price hike Hasan Mahmud urged BNP to look at global situation and abstain from the politics of misleading people.

“Last year the government provided subsidy of Tk 53,000 crore in energy and power sector. It is not possible for Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) to provide Tk 100 crore daily subsidy anymore and it is impossible for any other country,” he said.

“It takes a month or two to see the result after prices of fuel decline in global market. After that we will readjust the prices in our country,” said Hasan Mahmud.