PM pushes for connectivity to boost regional cooperation
Abrar Hussain: Conne-ctivity is very important in establishing regional communication and to boost cooperation among the neighboring countries, said Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday while meeting the newly appointed Ambassador of Nepal Prof Dr Chop Lal Bhusal at the Premier’s office, reports UNB.
PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters after the meeting. He informed that Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh and India are resuming their railroads which were snapped after the Indo-Pak war in 1965.
“These railroads can be used for connectivity of the region,” she was quoted as saying.
Recalling the support of the Nepalese people and its government during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971, Hasina also invited the Nepalese Prime Minister to visit Bangladesh at her convenient time.
Nepalese Ambassador Prof Dr Chop Lal Bhusal conveyed the greetings of the Nepalese Prime Minister to Sheikh Hasina, adding that relations between Bangladesh and Nepal are very good and cordial.
He also expressed great appreciation for Bangladesh’s all-out support to Nepal during the devastating earthquake in 2015.
The Ambassador said Nepal has the potential to produce 50,000 MW power, and Bangladesh and Nepal are in talks for cooperation in this sector.
He also mentioned that now 3000 Nepalese students are studying in various institutions of Bangladesh.
PM’s Principal Secretary M Nojiibur Rahman was present at the meeting.