Bangladesh is looking to open more trade channels with India, widen footprint of border haats and open up routes that were closed during the 1965 war, visiting PM Sheikh Hasina .
Observing that nothing is solved by confrontation but friendship is the solution to all problems, she said the two nations have been able to establish “profound mutual trust and exemplary friendship” over the years.
Hasina, who is on a four-day visit to India, urged Indian industry houses to invest in Bangladesh, especially in infrastructure projects, power and energy, transport, manufacturing, food and agricultural processing sectors.
She said the Indian business community can take full advantage of Bangladesh’s steady economic growth, high demographic dividend, low business cost and large consumer base, noting that “to facilitate further investments, a ‘One Stop Service Act’ is currently being finalised”.
Hasina also witnessed the signing of pacts worth over $9 billion by companies from India and Bangladesh aimed at deepening partnership in sectors like power and oil and gas.
Speaking in Bengali, the Bangladeshi Prime Minister took a potshot at her opposition parties, saying there were charges that she was going to sell off the country to India.