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PM for increasing connectivity with India for mutual benefits

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said initiative has taken to resume various cross-border routes between Bangladesh and India that were stopped in 1965, stressing the need for enhancing connectivity between the two countries for mutual benefits "We have to increase connectivity. If the connectivity between the countries is increased, India's North Eastern provinces - Assam and Tripura - can have access to Chattagram port," she said. The premier said this when Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar paid a courtesy call ...

The Requirements of Military Diplomacy Between Bangladesh and Myanmar 

Jubeda Chowdhury

Military diplomacy has long been one of the essential constituents of international diplomacy and an effective methodology, to foster bilateral and regional relationships. Military training cooperation is an essential component of military diplomacy and helps to build close ties with other nations. Such cooperation also helps to strengthen strategic security relationships and address common security concerns. Bangladesh and Myanmar are two neighbouring countries having 271 kilometres of the international boundary. After the independence of Bangladesh. Myanmar recognized Bangladesh on 13 January 1972 as a sovereign state. On 13 August 1973, a general trade agreement was signed between Bangladesh and Burma...

Nepal to sign energy pact with Bangladesh

The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation of Nepal is preparing to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh to strengthen energy cooperation between the two countries. Nepal and Bangladesh have been talking on bilateral energy cooperation since the power trade agreement (PTA) was signed with India in 2014. Nepal has identified Bangladesh as a prospective market for hydroelectricity, which is a clean and renewable source of energy. Following the SAARC member states agreement on ‘SAARC Framework Agreement for Energy bd-nepal

Xi to upgrade ties with Bangladesh

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s groundbreaking visit to Bangladesh this week is expected to raise bilateral relations to new heights and result in investment to boost Bangladesh’s economic growth. The visit, ahead of the eighth BRICS summit in Goa starting Saturday, will be a “milestone,” Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs Kong Xuanyou said at a press briefing on Monday in Beijing, the Xinhua News Agency reported, adding that deals would be inked, and that bilateral relations would be strengthened. During his state visit, Xi will meet with President Abdul Hamid, National Assembly Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury, and hold talks with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “This is the first state visit [to Bangladesh] from a Chinese head of State for the past three decades,” Jiang Jing...

India’s radio diplomacy with Bangladesh

All India Radio is set to launch Akashvani Maitree, a Bengali service aimed at those living across the border. The initiative launched in 1971 to back Bangladeshi nationalists in their liberation struggle is set to take flight again, this time on the wings of a powerful radio transmitter that will put forward India’s perspective on issues facing the subcontinent. After five months of preparation, All India Radio’s (AIR) Kolkata station is ready to launch Akashvani Maitree—a service in Bengali aimed primarily at Bangladeshis—as New Delhi looks to strengthen diplomatic ties with Dhaka. [caption id="attachment_23987" align="alignleft" width="650"]

Bangladesh, Slovenia ink MoU on FOC

Bangladesh and Slovenia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Foreign Office Consultation (FOC) to consolidate further the relationship between the two friendly countries in the political, economic and other fields. State Minister for Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh Md. Shahriar Alam and State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia Ms. Darja Bavdaz Kuret signed the MoU on Friday at the “BRDO Convention Centre” in Ljubljana, according to a message received here today, reports BSS. The state minister is on a three-day official trip to Slovenia, which is the first-ever ministerial-level visit between the two countries since the establishment of diplomatic