Published On: Oct 23, 2017 7:00 PM IST

Bangladesh gets priority among all neighbours: Sushma

Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that Bangladesh gets priority among all of India’s neighbours and bilateral ties were moving ahead at a fast pace.

She also laid emphasis on investing in youth saying they are the future leaders of the two nations.

She was addressing a programme after inauguration of the Chancery Complex of the Indian High Commission and 15 other projects in Bangladesh funded by India at a cost of Tk 71.64 crore, the Daily Star reported.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali, Health Minister Mohammed Nasim, Environment and Forests Minister Anwar Hossain Manju, Prime Minister’s Political Affairs Adviser H.T. Imam, Foreign Secretary M. Shahidul Haque and Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla were present on the occasion.

Sushma Swaraj, who arrived in Dhaka on Sunday, held the Fourth Joint Consultative Commission meeting with her Bangladesh counterpart Mahmood Ali and reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties.

She leaves Dhaka later on Monday.

—IANS