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Bangladesh has addressed India’s security concerns: Sheikh Hasina

SNS | New Delhi |

Expressing deep concern over security issues, terrorism and boundary conflicts, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said that Dhaka has comprehensively addressed India's security concerns.

"We have comprehensively addressed India's security concerns and this has been a factor in trust building," Hasina said while addressing the India Foundation Awareness Programme in Delhi.

Taking about the Teesta issue, Sheikh Hasina said that Prime Minister Modi has assured that his government will conclude the water sharing treaty at the earliest.

"PM Modi has reiterated his government's strong resolve to conclude the water sharing treaty at the earliest," she said, adding, once it happens, the face of Indo-Bangladesh relations would undergo another transformation.

"We strongly believe our common water resources must act as a uniting force," she added.

The Bangladesh PM noted the role of India in its War of Liberation in 1971. “People of India and its govt supported us wholeheartedly during the War of Liberation in 1971," she said.

The Bangladesh PM is on a 4-day official visit to India after a gap of 7 years.