ACHIEVEMENTS AND FUTURE OF MODI`S TOUR
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left Dhaka after 36-hour-long maiden visit to Bangladesh. The much awaited tour of Modi added a new dimension in the friendly relationships of Bangladesh and India. Side by side, all the doubts and speculations ended through the tour.
On Sunday evening, at the end of the Bangladesh tour, Modi tweets, “Thank you Bangladesh. The visit will remain forever etched in my memory. Outcomes of the visit will lead to a stronger partnership”.
India and Bangladesh have issued a ‘joint declaration’ on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit with a “new direction for the new generation”.
Though the both countries used land as a bridge in the tour but we achieved many things. India and Bangladesh have issued a 65-point Joint Declaration on Modi`s visit, aiming to harness the full potential of partnership in various sectors. A draft assurance on Teesta water sharing agreement has found during the visit of Modi.
Modi showed interest on the part of Bangladesh exploration mission side by side trades and communication.
Some, 19 deals, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and deed of consent on infrastructure, information, health and education and other sectors were signed during the visit.
Bangladesh and India have exchanged instruments for ratification of Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between the two countries. The exchange of documents paves way for new lives in enclaves` dwellers.
In a major boost to connectivity between India and Bangladesh, two bus services were flagged off on Saturday by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Modi thanked Sheikh Hasina for assuring him once again about “zero tolerance” towards terrorism and assured to work together in this connection.
Modi conveyed that deliberations are underway involving all stakeholders with regard to conclusion of the interim agreements on sharing of the Teesta and Feni waters as soon as possible. These all are good news for us.
We have to keep it mind that international relations is not a programme like birthday which will be ended through a noisy arrangement. The international relations should be strengthened on the basis of respect. So, our political parties have to be consensus.
Fighting against poverty, Modi wants to bring economic renaissance in south Asia and sought Bangladesh`s help in this connection.
It’s a unique time to increase connectivity through Nepal, Bhutan and China. This is the era of communication. Communication is not between the government to government. It`s about people to people. And that’s why the visit of Modi is much important.
All the country is trying to move ahead. But, the reality is- there are so many problems prevailing and fighting against these problems is not possible alone for any single country. So, joint initiatives are needed in these regards.
Poverty is a big challenge for Bangladesh, India and other countries of this sub continent. If the cooperation continues then it can be expected that a mentionable changing will come soon.
The countries in this subcontinent can be benefited in security, trading, communication, fuel, water resources, border management and other sectors. So, necessary steps should be taken through the positive changes during Modi`s tour in Dhaka.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to visit India. Accepting the invitation, Sheikh Hasina said that the tour will be held in a suitable time. We hope that the relationship, which started by the tour of Modi, will be completed after Sheikh Hasina`s India visit.
JUNE 09, 2015